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March 09, 2017

THE Alliance announces completed product and unveils unique contingency plan

Port rotations of 32 services finalized / First contingency mechanism of an alliance for case of financial distress of a partner / More safety for customers' cargo

Tokyo 9 March 2017 - THE Alliance announced its final network after all needed preparations have been finalized. The product starting from April 2017 features fast transit times, a comprehensive port coverage and deployment of modern and most efficient ships. This is thanks to the "best ship for the loop principle" and a dedicated shuttle service design. More than 240 ships will be deployed in 32 services connecting over 75 major ports throughout Asia, North Europe, the Mediterranean, North America, Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Indian Sub Continent and the Middle East with a wide range of direct port-port-connections.

The final port rotations of the total 32 services will be as follows:

Asia and North Europe

FE1:
Kobe - Nagoya - Shimizu - Tokyo - Singapore - Jeddah - Rotterdam - Hamburg - Southampton - Le Havre - Singapore - Kobe

FE2:
Xingang - Dalian - Qingdao - Shanghai - Ningbo - Hong Kong - Yantian - Singapore - Tangier - Southampton - Hamburg - Rotterdam - Le Havre - Tangier - Jebel Ali - Hong Kong - Qingdao - Xingang

FE3:
Hong Kong - Xiamen - Kaohsiung - Yantian - Rotterdam - Hamburg - Antwerp - London Gateway - Piraeus - Singapore - Hong Kong

FE4:
Busan - Ningbo - Shanghai - Rotterdam - Hamburg - Antwerp - Southampton - Shekou - Yantian - Busan

FE5:
Laem Chabang - Cai Mep - Singapore - Colombo - Rotterdam - Hamburg - Antwerp - London Gateway - Jeddah - Colombo - Singapore - Laem Chabang

Asia and the Mediterranean

MD1:
Qingdao - Shanghai - Ningbo - Yantian - Singapore - Damietta - Barcelona - Valencia - Fos - Genoa - Damietta - Singapore - Shekou - Qingdao

MD2:
Busan - Ningbo - Shanghai - Kaohsiung - Yantian - Singapore - Jeddah - Genoa - La Spezia - Barcelona - Valencia - Singapore - Hong Kong - Busan

MD3:
Busan - Shanghai - Ningbo - Yantian - Singapore - Jeddah - Ashdod - Piraeus - Istanbul (Ambarli) - Izmir/Aliaga - Mersin - Jeddah - Singapore - Kaohsiung - Busan

Asia and the Middle East

AGX:
Busan - Qingdao - Shanghai - Ningbo - Shekou - Singapore - Jebel Ali - Dammam - Jubail - Abu Dhabi - Port Kelang - Singapore - Ningbo - Busan

Trans Pacific - West Coast

PN1:
Qingdao - Shanghai - Nagoya - Tokyo - Tacoma - Vancouver - Tokyo - Nagoya - Kobe - Qingdao

PN2:
Singapore - Laem Chabang - Cai Mep - Kaohsiung - Yantian - Tacoma - Vancouver - Tokyo - Kobe - Kaohsiung - Singapore

PN3:
Hong Kong - Yantian - Ningbo - Shanghai - Busan - Vancouver - Seattle - Busan - Hong Kong

PS1:
Kobe - Nagoya - Tokyo - Sendai - Los Angeles/Long Beach - Oakland - Tokyo - Nagoya - Kobe

PS2:
Kobe - Nagoya - Shimizu - Tokyo - Los Angeles/Long Beach - Oakland –Tokyo - Kobe

PS3:
Singapore - Laem Chabang - Cai Mep - Hong Kong - Los Angeles/Long Beach - Oakland - Tokyo - Hong Kong - Singapore

PS4:
Hong Kong - Yantian - Kaohsiung - Keelung - Los Angeles/Long Beach - Oakland - Keelung - Kaohsiung - Da Chan Bay - Hong Kong

PS5:
Shanghai - Ningbo - Los Angeles/Long Beach - Oakland - Shanghai

PS6:
Qingdao - Ningbo - Shanghai - Busan - Los Angeles/Long Beach - Oakland - Busan - Qingdao

PS7:
Xiamen - Hong Kong - Yantian - Los Angeles/Long Beach - Xiamen

PS8:
Dalian - Xingang - Qingdao - Busan - Los Angeles/Long Beach - Oakland - Busan - Kwangyang - Dalian

Trans Pacific - East Coast (via Panama and Suez)

EC1:
Ningbo - Shanghai - Busan - Tokyo - (Panama Canal) - Manzanillo - Savannah - Jacksonville - Charleston - Norfolk - Miami (Seasonal) - Manzanillo - (Panama Canal) - Balboa - Los Angeles/Long Beach - Oakland - Tokyo - Kobe - Ningbo

EC2:
Qingdao - Ningbo - Shanghai - Busan - (Panama Canal) - New York - Boston - Wilmington - Savannah - (Panama Canal) - Busan - Qingdao

EC3:
Kaohsiung - Xiamen - Hong Kong - Yantian - Shanghai - (Panama Canal) - Savannah - Norfolk - (Panama Canal) - Balboa - Busan - Kaohsiung

EC4:
Kaohsiung - Hong Kong - Yantian - Cai Mep - Singapore - (Suez Canal) - New York - Norfolk - Savannah - Jacksonville - Charleston - (Suez Canal) - Singapore - Kaohsiung

EC5:
Laem Chabang - Cai Mep - Singapore - Colombo - (Suez Canal) - Halifax - New York - Savannah - Norfolk - Halifax - (Suez Canal) - Jebel Ali - Singapore - Laem Chabang

Trans Atlantic

AL1:
Bremerhaven - Antwerp - London Gateway - Norfolk - Philadelphia - New York - Halifax - Bremerhaven

AL2:
London Gateway - Le Havre - Rotterdam - Bremerhaven - New York - Charleston - London Gateway

AL3:
Antwerp - Bremerhaven - Southampton - Charleston - Savannah - Port Everglades - Houston - Savannah - Norfolk - Antwerp

AL4:
Southampton - Antwerp - Bremerhaven - Le Havre - Veracruz - Altamira - Houston - New Orleans - Mobile - Southampton

AL5:
Southampton - Rotterdam - Hamburg - Antwerp - Le Havre - Savannah - Cartagena - Los Angeles/Long Beach - Oakland - Seattle/Tacoma - Vancouver - Oakland - Los Angeles/Long Beach - Balboa - Cartagena - Caucedo - Savannah - Southampton

AL6:
Salerno - Livorno - La Spezia - Genoa - Fos - Halifax - New York - Norfolk - Savannah - Salerno

AL7:
Barcelona - Tarragona - Valencia - Algeciras - Halifax - New York - Norfolk - Savannah - Valencia - Tarragona - Barcelona

Through this robust network, THE Alliance will offer a superior, reliable, efficient, and wide ranging product suite to shippers in the East/West lanes. The partners of THE Alliance will keep monitoring customers' demand and will react to markets if needed.

Furthermore, the members of THE Alliance announced today a new and unique contingency plan in the unlikely event a member of THE Alliance suffers a bankruptcy. The five member lines will establish an independent trustee to manage funds to be used in the case there is insolvency within the group. It is envisioned that the fund will be used to continue alliance operations in the event of insolvency of one or more member lines. The independent Trust fund will guarantee that customers' cargo on board of the affected members' ships will be carried to the port of destination. Customers' reaction to the incident last summer showed a clear demand for such a safety net and the partners of THE Alliance are proud to present the first contingency plan of its kind in liner shipping.

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