G6 Alliance Fuses Asia – North America West Coast Services
Container carriers within the G6 Alliance are reshuffling their Asia–North America West Coast loops to adjust to market demand.As the G6 Alliance continues to review its product profiles, the Central China 1 (CC1) and CC2 will be merged into a combined service until further notice.

TTIP: European Commission attempts to resurrect deal as countries go cold on plan
Jean-Claude Junker calls for all 28 member states to reconfirm their commitment to controversial agreement
The European Commission is attempting to rebuild support for its controversial TTIP trade deal with America – amid concern countries across the continent are going cold on the plan.

Brexit Vote Clouds EU-U.S. Trade Deal
European diplomats say U.K.’s decision adds to hurdles to far-reaching accord
BRUSSELS—Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has cast into further doubt the future of a far-reaching trade deal between the EU and the U.S.The world’s two biggest economic blocs have been negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, since 2013, and still say they hope to conclude negotiations before the end of the Obama administration in January. But with the loss of one of the bloc’s strongest trade advocates that has often been a counterweight to more-protectionist EU countries, EU diplomats say the deal’s prospects are now more uncertain than ever.

Will the US use a quick trade deal with Brexit Britain as an EU TTIP Trojan horse?
American officials may be looking to sign a quick and easy trade deal with the UK following last month’s Brexit vote in an attempt to breathe life into the stalled TTIP agreement between the US and EU.

First U.S. LNG shipment to cross expanded Panama Canal next week
The United States will ship its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo through an expanded Panama Canal next week. The waterway shaves distances between export plants dotted along the Gulf of Mexico and Asia to 9,000 miles from 16,000, allowing U.S. producers to better compete in one of the world’s biggest gas consuming markets.

Containership damaged transiting expanded Panama Canal
The 8,530-TEU CSCL container vessel Xin Fei Zhou scraped its side against the wall of one of the recently inaugurated locks of the important Central American waterway, according to a report from the Associated Press.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said Friday the incident was under investigation but that it had not caused any interruptions or delays in canal operations.
It is the first such incident to take place since the June opening of the canal’s widened third lane, but some analysts have warned that it could be a recurring issue.