Signs Grand Alliance to resume all-water TP service
Container line Hyundai Merchant Marine issued a notice to customers Friday saying it will increase by 85 percent its slot allocation on an all-water transpacific service to the U.S. East Coast in early May.
The NYX service is jointly operated by the carriers in the New World (APL, Hyundai and MOL) and Grand alliances as part of a winter capacity rationalization program on the Asia/U.S. East Coast trade. Grand Alliance carriers Hapag-Lloyd, NYK Line and OOCL temporarily suspended their similar SCE service, and joined the New World's NYX.
The increase in slots for Hyundai (which equates to about 540 TEUs per week) is a signal the NYX will soon return to being solely a New World service, with the Grand Alliance likely to resume the SCE as well.
The NYX is operated with nine ships averaging 4,818 TEUs, with Hyundai, APL and NYK each providing three vessels, according to American Shipper affiliate ComPair Data.
According to Hyundai, the rotation of the NYX will be Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Jacksonville, Miami, Yokohama, Busan and Shanghai.
The current rotation, ComPair Data said, includes an eastbound stop in Manzanillo, and westbound stops in Balboa and Manzanillo, as well as a further South China stop at Shekou. ' Eric Johnson