The CKYH Alliance will be implementing slow steaming on the current Asia-Europe/ Mediterranean loops.
Slow steaming will be implemented on the eastbound, and these measures are expected to increase eco-friendliness by reducing CO2 emission.
The slow steaming services will be NE1, NE2, NE4 and MD2, with MD2 being the first to start slow steaming beginning from Dec, 2009 after passage through the Suez Canal on eastbound. The remaining NE3 and MD1 are planned to begin slow steaming during the first half of 2010, and adjusted service details are as follows:
Rotation: Ningbo (Sat/Sun)－Shanghai (Sun/Mon)－Hong Kong (Wed/Thu)－Nansha (Thu/Fri)－Rotterdam Wed/Fri)－Hamburg (Sat/Mon)－Felixtowe (Tue/Wed)－Antwerp(Wed/Thu)－Singapore (Sat/Sun)－Ningbo(Sat/Sun)
Commencement Date: January 28th, 2010 (ETD Antwerp)
Rotation: Xiamen (Sun/Sun)－Kaohsiung (Mon/Tue)－Yantian (Wed/Wed)－Singapore (Sat/Sun)－Rotterdam (Tue/Thu)－Felixtowe (Fri/Sat)－Hamburg (Sun/Mon)－Antwerp (Tue/Wed)－ Jeddah (Mon/Mon)－Hong Kong (Thu/Thu)－Yantian (Fri/Fri)－Xiamen (Sun/Sun)
Commencement Date: January 27th, 2010 (ETD Antwerp Jan. 27, 2010)
Rotation: Kwangyang (Sat/Sun)－Pusan (Sun/Mon)－Ningbo (Tue/Wed)－Shanghai (Thu/Thu)- Singapore (Tue/Wed)－Hamburg (Fri/Sat)－Rotterdam (Sun/Tue)－Le Havre (Tue/Wed)－Port Said (Wed/Thu)－Singapore (Thu/Thu)－Hong Kong (Tue/Tue)－Kwanyang (Sat/Sun)
Commencement Date: February 11th, 2010 (ETD Suez)
Rotation: Shanghai (Wed/Thu)－Ningbo (Thu/Fri)－Xiamen (Sun/Mon)－Kaohsiung (Mon/Tue)－ Shekou (Wed/Thu)－Singapore (Sun/Mon)－Port Said (Thu/Fri)－Piraeus (Sat/Sun)－Genoa (Tue/Thu)－La Spezia (Fri/Sun)－Barcelona (Mon/Tue)－Valencia (Tue/Thu)－Port Said (Sun/Mon)－Singapore (Wed/Wed)－Shanghai (Wed/Thu)
Commencement Date: December 7th, 2009 (ETD Suez)