The reduction of capacity goes on, please read here the news from OOCL as a G6 member:




G6 Alliance announces Asia-U.S. West Coast Winter Program

<Hong Kong> In response to seasonal changes in market demand, the members of the G6 Alliance have announced the temporary suspension of their Central China (CC2) service between Asia and the U.S. West Coast until further notice.

The last sailing for CC2 will be OOCL Italy departing from Shanghai on October 31.  All ports called by CC2 will be covered by other G6 Alliance services.

The G6 Alliance will continue to offer a variety of services between Asia and U.S. West Coast covering all major port pairs with weekly sailings. The market environment will be closely monitored for the resumption of the CC2 service accordingly.

The G6 Alliance members are: APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Orient Overseas Container Line.