G6 Alliance Halts Los Angeles Port Call

The G6 alliance announced late last week the removal of its eastbound Los Angeles port of call from their Pacific Atlantic 1 service (PA1) from rotation citing severe US West Coast port congestion.  

The G6 alliance of carriers includes:  Hapag-Lloyd (who announced their merger with CSAV), NYK, APL, OOCL, MOL and Hyundai Merchant Marine.  Hapag-Lloyd’s Singapore Express will be the first vessel to be pulled from the eastbound leg of the service loop. The suspension is due to be lifted following NYK Daedalus’ sailing at the end of the month.
 
In other West Coast news, while negotiations between the ILWU and PMA continued throughout the weekend, the port heads of Los Angeles and Long Beach publicly reiterated their request for the White House to put more pressure on the negotiations to resolve the impasse. 
 
Shapiro will continue to monitor this situation, as well as other West Coast congestion related news, and advise of any additional activity from the G6 or other carriers as it affects vessel rotations.