The members of the G6 Alliance have announced they will be cancelling another four Asia _ Europe loops in August in a response of changes in the market demand since the G6 carriers do not expect a real peak season this year.
The cut sailings will affect the two new port calls in China, and one in Gdansk, Poland, announced recently by the alliance, that will have to adjust other loops during the affected week to cover the new ports.
As the G6 Alliance continues to review its plan ahead, the void sailings are planned for the following services and weeks:
Loop 6 service in week 31 (westbound ETA Kaohsiung, July 31, 2015)
The westbound Kaohsiung call and the eastbound Jebel Ali call will be added into Loop 7 in the respective week.
The westbound Colombo and Nansha calls will be added into Loop 4 and the Fuzhou call will be added into Loop 5.
Loop 7 service in week 32 (westbound ETA Qingdao, August 3, 2015)
The westbound Qingdao call will be added into Loop 4 in the respective week, with the newly added Gdansk call being covered by the Loop 5 in the respective week.
Loop 4 service in week 33 (westbound ETA Ningbo, August 14, 2015)
The westbound Le Havre call will be added into Loop 6 in the respective week.
Loop 5 service in week 34 (westbound ETA Kwangyang, August 21, 2015)
The westbound Kwangyang and Pusan calls will be added into Loop 6 in the respective week.
The G6 Alliance continues to offer a variety of services between Asia and Europe covering all major port pairs with weekly sailings, and to make further service adjustments where necessary.
The G6 Alliance members are: APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Orient Overseas Container Line.