CKYH alliance speeds up AWE-3 all-water Asia/U.S. loop
The “CKYH” alliance of COSCO Container Lines, “K” Line, Yang Ming and Hanjin Shipping plans to speed up its joint “AWE-3” all-water Asia/U.S. East Coast service from April.
One of nine vessels used at present for the service will be withdrawn, improving transit times, while second port calls at Hong Kong and Kaohsiung will be ended.
“K” Line said the transit time from Yantian, China to New York will be cut from 30 to 25 days and the transit from Hong Kong to New York will be reduced from 29 days to 26 days. However, Kaohsiung will retain its current 28-day transit time to New York.
The new port rotation for the “AWE-3” service will be Kaoshiung, Hong Kong, Yantian, Pusan, Savannah, New York, Wilmington, Savannah, and Kaoshiung.
The CKYH alliance provides three separate weekly services in the Asia/U.S East Coast trade.