With the ongoing schedule disruption and terminal congestion in Oceania, Maersk continues to invest in introducing additional vessels to limit impact to our customers by restoring network reliability and continuing to offer a superior port coverage in Oceania.

In order to enhance the schedule reliability of our services in Oceania, we are today announcing two exciting changes to our Oceania service Network:

  • The introduction of a new service, The Polaris, connecting Brisbane with the New Zealand ports of Timaru and Lyttelton.
  • An improved and simplified service rotation of the Sirius Star service to improve reliability and enable stable connections between New Zealand outports and our mainliner network.

The Polaris – A new dedicated Trans Tasman Service

Starting from MAERSK NANSHA Timaru port call on the 11th of January 2022, the dedicated service between Brisbane and New Zealand will be launched to offer our customers improved cargo connections within Oceania.

PORT ROTATION: BRISBANE – TIMARU – LYTTELTON - BRISBANE

Port Arrival Departure Days
Port
Brisbane
Arrival
Wednesday
Departure
Thursday
Days
0
Port
Timaru*
Arrival
Tuesday
Departure
Wednesday
Days
6
Port
Lyttelton
Arrival
Thursday
Departure
Friday
Days
8
Port
Brisbane
Arrival
Wednesday
Departure
Thursday
Days
14

Sirius Star – Changes to Port Coverage to improve schedule reliability

Starting from SEASPAN HANNOVER / 145W voyage, the rotation of the Sirius Star will be adjusted to following

SUVA – LAUTOKA – TAURANGA – AUCKLAND – NELSON – TIMARU – LYTTELTON – TAURANGA

The new proforma rotation will be effective from SEASPAN HANNOVER / 145W departing Fiji on 2nd of January 2022.

Port Arrival Departure Days
Port
Suva
Arrival
Saturday
Departure
Sunday
Days
0
Port
Lautoka
Arrival
Sunday
Departure
Tuesday
Days
2
Port
Tauranga
Arrival
Friday
Departure
Saturday
Days
6
Port
Auckland
Arrival
Sunday
Departure
Monday
Days
8
Port
Nelson*
Arrival
Friday
Departure
Saturday
Days
13
Port
Timaru
Arrival
Tuesday
Departure
Wednesday
Days
17
Port
Lyttelton
Arrival
Thursday
Departure
Friday
Days
19
Port
Tauranga
Arrival
Monday
Departure
Tuesday
Days
23
Port
Suva
Arrival
Saturday
Departure
Sunday
Days
28

We thank you in advance for your kind cooperation and understanding. Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your local Maersk representative, or contact our Customer Service team on 0800 MAERSK (623 775).

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