The service network of THE Alliance that launched in April 2017, is adding one additional loop to its existing 32 services. With the new second Middle East service, the alliance will now cover 81 ports with more than 250 vessels deployed in major east-west trade lanes.

THE Alliance – Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming, “K” Line, MOL and NYK – will cover more than 19 ports in Asia including seven Chinese and five Japanese ports with direct calls as well as 21 ports in the US and Canada, seven North European and 17 Mediterranean ports, seven ports in the Middle East and Red Sea, three Indian Sub-Continent ports, and seven ports in Central America/Caribbean.

“After one year of cooperation we are proud to say that our services and the network improved significantly,” said member carriers in a statement. “The business is well on track in operational terms and with the delivery of several new big ships we are able to serve our customers even better.”