To improve schedule reliability and deliver your cargo on time Maersk is introducing a 7th vessel to the weekly Southern Star service. In the same time we will be adding port of Timaru as a permanent port call on the Southern Star service rotation.

The new rotation of the Maersk Southern Star service will be Tanjung Pelepas > Singapore > Brisbane > Sydney > Tauranga > Napier > Lyttelton > Timaru > Lyttelton > Port Chalmers > Tanjung Pelepas.

The schedule changes will naturally mean some adjustment to the timings of our port calls and transit times, though we have done our utmost to minimize the impact to our customers.

Please be advised of the new berthing windows and cut-off details:

PORT Proforma ETA Proforma ETD Loadlist Info Deadline Cargo & VGM cut-off 
PORT
Tauranga
Proforma ETA
Mon 1500
Proforma ETD
Wed 0100
Loadlist Info Deadline
Fri 1600
Cargo & VGM cut-off 
Auckland Metroport: Fri 0300
Tauranga: Sun 1500
PORT
Napier
Proforma ETA
Thu 0830
Proforma ETD
Fri 0600
Loadlist Info Deadline
Wed 1300
Cargo & VGM cut-off 
Wed 1730
PORT
Timaru
Proforma ETA
Sun 1600
Proforma ETD
Mon 1600
Loadlist Info Deadline
Fri 1200
Cargo & VGM cut-off 
Fri 1700
PORT
Lyttelton
Proforma ETA
Tue 1500
Proforma ETD
Wed 0300
Loadlist Info Deadline
Mon 1200
Cargo & VGM cut-off 
Tue 0630
PORT
Port Chalmers
Proforma ETA
Sun 0700
Proforma ETD
Mon 0700
Loadlist Info Deadline
Fri 1600
Cargo & VGM cut-off 
Sat 1200

First effective sailing:

  • Rio Madeira 003S departing Tanjung Pelepas on the 14th of January
  • Rio Maderia 004N departing Tauranga on the 5th of February and Port Chalmers on the 17th of February

**Please take extra care to note that due to new proforma phasing there will be no Port Chalmers port call in week 6.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your local Maersk representative, or contact our Customer Service team on 0800 MAERSK (623 775).

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