The New Zealand supply chain continues to be impacted by terminal congestion and suspension of vessel proforma windows, impacting our schedules. After having reviewed the current operational environment, to protect schedule reliability and continue to enable a weekly connection between Oceania and Americas, we have decided to continue the alternate omissions between Port Chalmers and Napier on OC1.

More specifically, the ports of Port Chalmers and Napier in New Zealand will continue to be alternately omitted until further notice starting with the vessel Maersk Bintan 133N on August 27th omitting Port Chalmers and Spirit of Singapore 134N on September 6th omitting Napier. The port of Timaru will remain omitted on the OC1 service to add additional schedule buffer as per our earlier advisory.

The new OC1 bi-weekly rotation will therefore be as follows

  • Sydney > Melbourne > Port Chalmers > Tauranga > Panama Canal > Manzanillo > Cristobal > Cartagena > Philadelphia > Charleston > Cartagena > Panama Canal > Balboa > Tauranga > Sydney.
  • Sydney > Melbourne > Napier > Tauranga > Panama Canal > Manzanillo > Cristobal > Cartagena > Philadelphia > Charleston > Cartagena > Panama Canal > Balboa > Tauranga > Sydney.

At Maersk we remain committed to servicing New Zealand and continue to review opportunities to minimize overall impact on our Ocean Network to enable trade between New Zealand and the World despite the current bottlenecks across the New Zealand supply chain.

Should you have any questions or require support, please reach out to your local Maersk team using our instant chat channel: Live Chat

We thank you in advance for your continued support and look forward to continuing to connect your supply chain.

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