The situation in Myanmar is critical. At this moment, our people are compromised. Not only our employees, but also the people we are responsible for through our business. Therefore, it is our obligation as Maersk to live up to our core values and make some decisive decisions, to ensure peoples safety and security through this tough situation we are facing in Myanmar.
Hence, from Monday the 8th of March, until Sunday the 14th of March, Maersk Myanmar will temporarily suspend activities Vessel operations continue as planned, however non-ocean activities in offices, warehouses, depots have been ceased. Our staff will not be working and mails and phone calls will not be attended during this time.
- If you have not yet placed a booking : Weekly schedules / Pricing Inquiries / Placing new bookings / Submitting shipping instruction & VGM/ Import Freetime calculations are available online via Maersk either Maersk website or Sealand (Asia)
- If you have already placed a booking with us: If the booking has already been confirmed by us, the shipment will proceed as usual.
We will keep a close eye on the situation and we will continue to review the suspension. We expect that by Thursday 11th of March, we will communicate the outlook for the coming time.
A.P.Moller-Maersk has been present in Myanmar since international sanction were lifted in 2013. Since 2014, Maersk Myanmar had been running an office and a warehouse in Yangon, as well as three small execution offices in two container terminals (MIP in Yangon and MITT in Thilawa). We consolidated all our Myanmar bound port calls at MIP and MITT last year. We acknowledge that these decisions will have an impact, but the ongoing unrest in Myanmar is becoming an unfortunate situation. Therefore, we need to take actions accordingly, to ensure the physical safety and mental health of people.
We acknowledge that these decisions will have an impact, but the ongoing unrest in Myanmar is becoming a disaster. Therefore, we need to take actions accordingly, to ensure the physical safety and mental health of people.
Please accept our sincere apologies on the possible delay in responses, in case of any business urgency please reach out your usual Maersk representative. Thank you for your support and kind understanding.