The G6 Alliance said it will deploy more than 50 ships in the transpacific trade serving nearly 30 ports in Asia, the North American East Coast, Canada, Central America, the Caribbean, Indian subcontinent, Mediterranean and the Middle East. The expanded partnership is set to begin in May of 2013, with six coordinated services linking Asian and North America East Coast ports. Three of the services will pass through the Suez Canal, and three will transit the Panama Canal. The six loops are the result of a merger and revision of several existing services, offered separately by the New World Alliance and Grand Alliance. The G6 Alliance was formed a year ago. Its members are APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Orient Overseas Container Line.
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