TOKYO: The Ocean Network Express (ONE) will introduce only minor changes to the existing service offerings of K Line, MOL and NYK Line’s individual services from April 1, Alphaliner writes.
The ONE service network covering the revised East-West trade network of THE Alliance and Intra-Asia networks shows only minor changes to the service offerings, with no significant fleet rationalisations planned.
Additionally, the Africa and Oceania routes will see no changes to the existing service network, with all current 3J service coverage to be retained.
The Latin America coverage will also be largely retained, apart from the revision of the FE-WCSA network.
The main changes are expected to occur on the Intra-Asia network, where the existing overlap and duplication of some routes by K Line, MOL and NYK will see several services consolidated, with rationalisations expected to be limited to only some of the current slot arrangements on third party carriers without any significant removal of existing 3J tonnage.
“The transition to the ONE network is expected to be smooth, with customers expected to shift over to the new network with minimal disruptions during the switchover,” according to Alphaliner.