The increasing severity of the winter weather across the Atlantic is once again approaching at a rapid pace. Over the recent years, this has led to the deterioration in reliability on the trades which Maersk plans to operate through a planned winter schedule. The schedule will cover all our current Mediterranean to North America routes: TA5 and TA6.

Most carriers are facing difficulties with ad hoc omissions to restore vessel schedules which can also lead to subsequent short shipments and delays. These omissions inevitably create immediate disruptions but serve the greater goal of ensuring reliability to your supply chains. To help us counter this dynamic and keep ships on schedule we have put a series of omissions into the TA5 and TA6.

The schedules will be updated in our booking system and, for those ports that are impacted and where we have the ability to offer an alternative sailing or routing the same week, these options will be available to you.

For now, the Winter plan will cover three months from November until end of January 2022, covering as well potential disruptions closer to Christmas period.

Please find an overview based on vessel/ voyage on following page

TA5 – MEDUSEC

Weekly omissions of Sines and Norfolk calls
Bi- weekly omission of Valencia East Bound call.

Number Trade / Service Vessel Voyage First Port / ETD Omitted Ports
Number
First Vessel
Trade / Service
MEDUSEC / TA5
Vessel
C Hamburg
Voyage
144W/148E
First Port / ETD
Gioia Tauro / 04 Nov
Omitted Ports
Sines, Norfolk & Valencia
Number
Last Vessel
Trade / Service
MEDUSEC / TA5
Vessel
Maersk Semarang
Voyage
204W/208E
First Port / ETD
Gioia Tauro / 27 Jan
Omitted Ports
Sines, Norfolk & Valencia

TA6 – MEDGULF

Weekly omissions of Miami East Bound and Sines East Bound calls
Alternate bi-weekly omissions between Barcelona West Bound and New Orleans calls, starting with Barcelona West Bound

Number Trade / Service Vessel Voyage First Port / ETD Omitted Ports
Number
First Vessel
Trade / Service
MEDGULF / TA6
Vessel
MSC Altamira
Voyage
144W/148E
First Port / ETD
Gioia Tauro / 03 Nov
Omitted Ports
Barcelona WB, Miami EB, Sines EB
Number
Last Vessel
Trade / Service
MEDGULF / TA6
Vessel
MSC Charleston
Voyage
204W/208E
First Port / ETD
Gioia Tauro / 26 Jan
Omitted Ports
Barcelona WB, Miami EB, Sines EB

Please feel free to reach out to your local Maersk Customer Service representatives or check Local Information and Schedules for more details.

We expect that this program will vastly improve your experience with Maersk as sudden changes to your cargo plan will be reduced compared to previous years.

If you have any questions to the set-up please reach out to your respective Care Business Partner and/or Sales Representative.

We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing working with you in the future.

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