Advisories

AE2 Blank Sailing Extension Announcement Europe – Far East Asia Eastbound

31 October 2019

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.

AE2

We have previously announced temporary suspension of the AE2 service from week 45 until mid-December, which we have now made the decision to extend the temporary suspension to early January in week 2. To en-sure our customers will not face any business disruption, all port calls on the AE2 service will be covered on other services in our network.

AE2 suspension period will be as follows:

From

Week Service Vessel Voyage First Load Portdate Last Load Port / date
Week
45
Service
AE2
Vessel
Margrethe Maersk
Voyage
945E
First Load Portdate
Felixstowe / 04/11/2019
Last Load Port / date
Algeciras / 17/11/2019

To

Week Service Vessel Voyage First Load Port / date Last Load Portdate
Week
2
Service
AE2
Vessel
MSC Isabella
Voyage
002E
First Load Port / date
Felixstowe / 06/01/2020
Last Load Portdate
Algeciras / 19/01/2020

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.

AE7

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

Week Service Vessel Voyage First Load Portdate Last Load Portdate
Week
46
Service
AE7
Vessel
MSC TARANTO
Voyage
946E
First Load Portdate
Hamburg / 14/11/2019
Last Load Portdate
Jebel Ali / 14/12/2019

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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