G6 alliance expands cooperation to cover Asia-United States

The major G6 container alliance between six of the world's largest container shipping companies expands, after one year of cooperating on the Asia-Europe routes, to now also covering the cooperation on Asia-United States.

Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

For the past year, the G6 alliance, consisting of the shipping companies APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha, and OOCL, has been working together on the trade on the Asia-Europe routes. Now the alliance is moving forward, expanding cooperations to include trade between Asia and the U.S. East Coast.

"Our cooperation in the Asia-Europe market has successfully supplied customers with extensive service coverage as well as increased operational efficiency. This new agreement will use the same winning formula on the trade between Asia and the U.S. East Coast, and will benefit shippers who rely on this route," says a joint statement by the shipping companies, available on the companies' websites.

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