In connection with the upcoming summer slack season, Maersk has endeavoured to balance our network to match reduced demand. We aim to minimize the impact to our customers supply chain and provide predictability by securing alternative routings.

We will make 2 suspensions of the ME1 service in week 30 and 32 sailing from Europe. The service will run in standard rotation in between. To ensure our customers face as little business disruption, the port calls on the ME1 service will be covered on other services in our network.

The suspended ME1 vessels are

Week Service Vessel Voyage First Load Port / Date Last Load Port / Date
Monte Verde
First Load Port / Date
Felixstowe / 07.25.2020
Last Load Port / Date
Rotterdam / 08.03.2020
Susan Maersk
First Load Port / Date
Felixstowe / 08.08.2020
Last Load Port / Date
Rotterdam / 08.17.2020

Alternative coverage for ME1 suspension

  • Felixstowe: Covered on AE1: Maersk Essen 030E and MSC Isabella 032E
  • Antwerp: Covered on AE7: Evelyn Maersk 030E and Elly Maersk 020E
  • Hamburg: Covered on AE7: Evelyn Maersk 030E and Elly Maersk 020E
  • Bremerhaven: Covered on AE1 and AE5: AE1 Maersk Essen 030E/Munkebo Maersk and MSC Isabella 032E/Manila Maersk
  • Wilhelmshaven: Transferred to next sailing
  • Rotterdam: Covered on AE1: Maersk Essen 030E and MSC Isabella 032E

There will be no or marginal impact on transit times for all destination ports currently served via ME1, except cargo to Jeddah which please take note of the revised transit times for week 30 and 32 departure only

  • Antwerp – Jeddah 18 days
  • Bremerhaven – Jeddah 17 days
  • Rotterdam – Jeddah 18 days
  • Felixstowe – Jeddah 24 days with alternative London Gateway AE7 or transferred to the next vessel

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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