Advisories

Seasonal Capacity Adjustment on Far East – West Coast South America services due to Covid-19 Impact

03 April 2020

Due to market demand reductions in Latin America and Far East Asia caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges that we are all facing in managing the supply chain, Maersk is working to ensure all challenges are managed in the best way possible along this supply chain including, balancing our network to match reduced demand. We will therefore be blanking select sailings of the AC3 as per below.

Maersk will continue to review the demand picture and will continuously adjust deployed capacity to match it.

We will be ensuring the impact to our customers is minimized by rebooking the cargo to the best available product as there is sufficient capacity available via these alternative services in light of the current environment and it has been decided that ports inducement will take place on the corresponding services to ensure the continuity of current coverage with minimal disruption.

Customers may therefore continue to place bookings with limited disruption.

Blanking Program

Service Vessel Voyage First Load Port / Date Last Load Port / Date
Service
AC3
Vessel
TBD
Voyage
016E
First Load Port / Date
Ningbo, CN / 17-Apr-2020
Last Load Port / Date
Busan, KR / 22-Apr-2020
Service
AC3
Vessel
CORNELIUS MAERSK
Voyage
018E
First Load Port / Date
Ningbo, CN / 1-May-20
Last Load Port / Date
Busan, KR / 6-May-20
Service
AC3
Vessel
SVENDBORG MAERSK
Voyage
020E
First Load Port / Date
Ningbo, CN / 15-May-20
Last Load Port / Date
Busan, KR / 20-May-2020
Service
AC3
Vessel
CAROLINE MAERSK
Voyage
022E
First Load Port / Date
Ningbo, CN / 29-May-20
Last Load Port / Date
Busan, KR / 3-Jun-20

Alternative coverage for suspended AC3 will be provided by extending the AC2 to Chile and Peru.

Direct AC2 call to Guayaquil, EC will be suspended for AC2 voyages 016S, 018S and 020S and the AC2 will perform the following the rotation Hong Kong – Chiwan – Ningbo - Shanghai – Qingdao – Busan – Yokohama – Manzanillo – Lazaro Cardenas – Balboa – Buenaventura – Callao – Mejillones – San Antonio.

For further questions, we encourage you to liaise with your Maersk Customer Service representatives or check Local Information and Schedules for more details.

We thank all our customers for allowing us to carry your business and look forward to continuously serving your global transportation needs.

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