2M Alliance... - TP8/Orient Drops HMM, Adds SM Line, Changes Rotation

HMM has ceased taking slots on 2M Alliance -- Hamburg Sud/Safmarine/SM Line - TP8/Orient service, while SM Line has begun purchasing slots starting on the Maersk Algol voyage leaving Qingdao on April 8.
The TP8/Orient service has dropped Xingang/Tianjin, Yokohama and Prince Rupert BC from the rotation and added Ningbo, which has decreased the total transit time from 49 days to 42 days and reduced the vessel count from seven to six.
The revised rotation is Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Busan, Long Beach, Oakland CA and Qingdao.