CUS (“China-UK Express” for Hanjin Shipping)/CEM (“China-Europe-Mediterranean” for Evergreen Line) is a weekly joint service provided by these two partner carriers. Among 13 voyages scheduled from October to December, the companies have decided to skip 3 voyages, which is a 23% capacity reduction in total. In fact, one of 3 blank sailings has already been arranged on week 41 and the remaining, on week 44 and 49.
Hanjin Shipping and Evergreen Line comment that they are considering further capacity reduction on this service depending on market demand and supply situation. More details are to be announced when finalized.
Meanwhile, Hanjin Shipping, a member of the CKYH Green Alliance has reorganized Asia-North Europe routes from 9 to 8 loops with an overall capacity cut of 13% (3rd vs. 4th quarter, Hanjin Shipping only) starting from the Middle of October as part of its winter program.
CUS/CEM Port Rotation: Shanghai – Ningbo – Yantian – Hong Kong – Felixstowe – Hamburg – Rotterdam – Hong Kong – Shanghai
Hanjin Shipping, press release