In connection with the upcoming Golden Week period, Maersk has endeavoured to balance our network to match reduced demand. The blanked sailings will impact our Eastbound coverage.

We aim to minimize the impact to our customers supply chain and provide predictability by making a structural change and securing alternative routings.


Effective week 45 Eastbound, Maersk will temporarily suspend the AE2 service until mid-December 2019 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 45

Vessel Voyage First Load Port First port date Last Load Port Last port date
Margrethe Maersk
First Load Port
First port date
Last Load Port
Last port date

Alternative coverage for AE2 suspension

  • Felixstowe: Covered on AE6
  • Antwerp: Covered on AE6
  • Rotterdam: Covered on AE10
  • Algeciras: Covered through inducement on AE5. First vessel will be MSC Aurora 952E

In connection with the Algeciras inducement, the AE5 service will omit Port Tangier. This port call will be cov-ered by the AE6, inducing Port Tangiers starting week 44.


In addition to suspending our AE2 service, we will blank one sailing of AE7 service in week 46 Eastbound, as per below details:

Service: AE7 / Week 46

Vessel Voyage First Load Port First port date Last Load Port Last port date
First Load Port
First port date
Last Load Port
Jebel Ali
Last port date

Alternative Coverage for AE7 MSC TARANTO 946E

  • Hamburg: Covered on ME1
  • Antwerp: Covered on AE6
  • London Gateway: Covered via GBFXS on ME1/AE1/AE6
  • Le Havre: Covered on AE6
  • Port Tangier: Inducement by AE6 Maersk Eindhoven 82A

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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