In light of ongoing schedule reliability considerations, Maersk is implementing measures to improve schedule reliability in its Far East Asia to Europe network. This is done to respond to the recent, unprecedented global situation with severe port congestion and equipment limitations across global supply chains. This situation has been driven by a combination of rapidly increased demand and measures to fight the pandemic that led to slower supply chain operations across ports, inland depots, warehouses and inland transport modes.

As separately announced Maersk is disentangling its pendulum services, namely the AE1 and AE6 service, from the Transpacific Network, enabling leaner rotations and reduced exposure to port delays. Maersk considers these changes critical to deliver an improved Schedule Reliability. Consequently, Maersk will have one (1) missed sailing in order to free up this vessel for schedule recovery measures on the AE1 service. We aim to minimize the impact to our customers by securing alternative routings as per below and introducing additional measures to be communicated separately in due course.

Missed sailing

Week Service Vessel Voyage First Load Port / First port date Last Load Port / Last port date
First Load Port / First port date
Shanghai / 15.03.2021
Last Load Port / Last port date
Tanjung Pelepas / 27.03.2021

Alternative Coverage for AE55 MSC ALEXANDRA

  • Rotterdam: Covered on AE5 and AE6 inducement
  • Antwerp: Covered on AE6
  • Felixstowe: Covered on AE1 and AE7

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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