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THE Alliance has given further details about the starting dates of its new trans-Pacific network service, called Pacific Ship Systems, as its members prepare to launch operations next month.

This is part of the shipping consortium’s recently announced final and complete network offering featuring a total of 32 services. The network will be employing more than 240 ships and connecting over 75 major ports throughout Asia, North Europe, the Mediterranean, North America, Central America, the Caribbean, Indian Subcontinent, and the Middle East.

The trans-Pacific (East Coast) maiden sailing dates are as follows:

EC1—First sailing Ningbo: “TBN” April 8 / First sailing Savannah: “TBN” May 8

EC2—Qingdao: “Helsinki Bridge” April 4 / New York: “Helsinki Bridge” May 4

EC3—Kaohsiung: “TBN” April 7 / Savannah: “TBN” May 10

EC4—Kaohsiung: “Northern Jupiter” April 7 / New York: “Northern Jupiter” May 9

EC5—Laem Chabang: “Ningbo Express” April 8 / New York: “Ningbo Express” May 9

Meanwhile, maiden voyages for the trans-Pacific (West Coast) trades are as follows:

PS1—Kobe: “TBN” April 5 / Los Angeles: “TBN” April 21

PS3—Singapore: “TBN” April 8 / Los Angeles: “TBN” May 4

PS4—Hong Kong: “YM Mobility” April 9 / Los Angeles: “YM Mobility” April 27

PS5—Shanghai: “NYK Argus” April 7 / Los Angeles: “NYK Argus” April 23

PS6—Qingdao: “Hong Kong Bridge” April 7 / Long Beach: “Hong Kong Bridge” April 27

PS7—Xiamen: “MOL Breeze” April 8 / Los Angeles: “MOL Breeze” May 1

PN1—Qingdao: “TBN” April 7 / Tacoma: “TBN” April 25

PN2—Singapore: “TBN” April 1 / Tacoma: “TBN” April 24

PN3—Hong Kong: “Seaspan Zambesi” April 5 / Vancouver: “Seaspan Zambesi” April 27

Earlier, too, THE Alliance announced “a new and unique contingency plan” to go with its product offering “in the unlikely event a member of THE Alliance suffers a bankruptcy.”

The five member lines—NYK Line, MOL, “K” Line, Hapag-Lloyd, and Yang Ming Line, with the capacity of UASC also included because of its merger with Hapag-Lloyd—will establish an independent trustee to manage funds to be used in the case of insolvency within the group.

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