Due to market demand reductions in Europe caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Maersk endeavours to balance our network to match reduced demand. We will therefore be seasonally suspending our AE2 (North Europe) and AE20 (Mediterranean) services on the Asia-Europe network during Q2 2020. The suspension is effective from week 15.

The services are expected to resume subject to improved market demand to which we will inform you in due course. Further blank sailings of other services may be announced subject to market conditions.

To ensure you will not face any business disruption, all port calls on the AE2 and AE20 services will be covered on other services in our network. In case of any questions, please contact your local customer service or sales representatives or check Schedules.

First vessels to be suspended – WESTBOUND

Week Service Vessel Name Voyage First Load Port / ETD Last Load Port / ETD
Week
15
Service
AE2
Vessel Name
MSC SIXIN
Voyage
015W
First Load Port / ETD
QINGDAO / 10-04-2020
Last Load Port / ETD
TANJUNG PELEPAS / 24-04-2020
Week
15
Service
AE20
Vessel Name
MSC VENICE
Voyage
015W
First Load Port / ETD
SHANGHAI / 08-04-2020
Last Load Port / ETD
SINGAPORE / 22-04-2020

First vessels to be suspended – EASTBOUND

Week Service Vessel Name Voyage First Load Port / ETD Last Load Port / ETD
Week
21
Service
AE2
Vessel Name
MSC SIXIN
Voyage
021E
First Load Port / ETD
FELIXSTOWE / 18-05-2020
Last Load Port / ETD
ALGECIRAS / 30-05-2020
Week
19
Service
AE20
Vessel Name
MSC VENICE
Voyage
019E
First Load Port / ETD
BEIRUT / 08-05-2020
Last Load Port / ETD
BARCELONA / 24-05-2020

Alternative coverage

AE2 – Alternative coverage for AE2 cancellation Westbound and Eastbound:

Westbound

  • Rotterdam: Covered by alternative AE1 and AE5 services
  • Felixstowe: Covered by inducement of AE7 service to Felixstowe and AE1 service
  • Antwerp: Covered by alternative AE6 service

Eastbound

  • Rotterdam: Covered by AE10 service
  • Felixstowe: Covered by AE6 service
  • Antwerp: Covered by AE6 service
  • Algeciras: Covered by inducement of AE6 service

AE20 – Alternative coverage for AE20 cancellation Westbound and Eastbound:

Westbound

  • Beirut: Covered by feeder via Port Said
  • La Spezia: To be confirmed
  • Genoa: To be confirmed
  • Fos Sur Mer: Covered on AE7 service via Tangiers

Eastbound

  • La Spezia: Covered on AE11 service or AE12 service via Port Said
  • Genoa: Loaded via Vado Ligure and covered on AE11 service or AE12 service via Port Said
  • Fos Sur Mer: Covered on AE11 service or AE12 service via Port Said
  • Valencia: Covered on alternative AE11 service Eastbound
  • Barcelona: Covered on alternative AE11 service Eastbound
  • Salalah: Covered by inducement of AE11 service
  • Abu Dhabi: Covered by inducement of AE11 service
  • Jebel Ali: Covered by inducement of AE11 service

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We look forward to continuing working with you in the future.

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