In connection with the upcoming Golden Week period, Maersk has endeavoured to balance our network to match reduced demand. We aim to minimize the impact to our customers supply chain and provide predicta-bility by making a structural change and securing alternative routings.

We will start the temporary suspension of the AE2 service already from week 39. This is one week earlier than our previous announcement. The service will be suspended until mid-November and will resume in line with demand pickup. We will of course notify you in due course. To ensure our customers will not face any business disruption, all port calls on the AE2 service will be covered on other services in our network.

The first AE2 vessel voyage to be suspended is:

Service: AE2 / Week 39

Vessel Voyage First Load Port First port date Last Load Port Last port date
Vessel
Margrethe Maersk
Voyage
939W
First Load Port
Qingdao
First port date
25/09/2019
Last Load Port
Tanjung Pelepas
Last port date
10/10/2019

Alternative coverage for AE2 suspension

  • Rotterdam: Covered on AE5 and AE7 service
  • Felixstowe: Covered on AE1 and AE11 (pre-carriage) service
  • Antwerp: Covered on AE6 and AE10 (additional call during suspension period) service

Alternative coverages for North Europe to Asia will be communicated separately.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We look forward to continuing working with you in the future. In case of any questions, please contact your local customer service or sales representatives.

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