With the continued schedule disruption and terminal congestion across Oceania Maersk wishes to announce the termination of two Maersk operated services in Oceania, the Polaris and the Sirius Star.

  • The Polaris service, connecting Brisbane with the New Zealand ports of Timaru and Lyttelton. Last voyage details as follows.
Maersk Nansha Voyage Departure
Maersk Nansha
Brisbane
Voyage
225E
Departure
23rd of June, 2022
Maersk Nansha
Timaru
Voyage
225E / 226W
Departure
29th of June, 2022
Maersk Nansha
Lyttelton
Voyage
225E / 226W
Departure
1st of July, 2022
Maersk Nansha
Brisbane
Voyage
226W
Departure
6th of July, 2022
  • The Sirius Star service, connecting New Zealand coastal ports and New Zealand with Fiji. Last voyage details as follows.
Seaspan Hannover Voyage Departure
Seaspan Hannover
Nelson
Voyage
224S / 226N
Departure
6th of July, 2022
Seaspan Hannover
Timaru
Voyage
224S / 226N
Departure
10th of July, 2022
Seaspan Hannover
Lyttelton
Voyage
226N
Departure
12th of July, 2022
Seaspan Hannover
Tauranga
Voyage
226N
Departure
16th of July, 2022
Seaspan Hannover
Suva
Voyage
226N / 228S
Departure
21st of July, 2022
Seaspan Hannover
Lautoka
Voyage
226N / 228S
Departure
23rd of July, 2022
Seaspan Hannover
Tauranga
Voyage
228S
Departure
27th of July, 2022
Seaspan Hannover
Suva
Voyage
TBC
Departure
2nd of August, 2022

Given the ongoing New Zealand port congestion and delays, the actual arrival and departure times along New Zealand coast might vary.

During the past 18 months we have continued to review our Ocean Network to limit impact from the global supply chain disruption for our Oceania customers and from Q4’21 we have consistently delivered a schedule reliability performance between 70-100% higher than the market average on the Oceania to Asia Trade. In March, our New Zealand backbone service the Southern Star delivered 100% reliability. This performance has been achieved by adding additional vessels to our New Zealand services as well as deploying additional services to increase flexibility of our network and increasing schedule buffer. Whilst the Sirius Star service has been key to connect cargo across New Zealand during the 2022 peak season, we continue to face missed connections negatively impacting our customers supply chains and cargo flows. Due to restricted flexibility to alter the port rotation of the Sirius Star service, we have made the decision to restructure our Oceania network to enable improved cargo connections and supply chain stability.

Further details on the Maersk future network will be announced later in the month of June.

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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