A.P. Moller – Maersk would like to bring you an update on the TA3 823 service vessel MSC Lausanne, which is currently delayed on its voyage from Newark, USA, to Bremerhaven, Germany.

En route across the Atlantic Ocean from North Charleston Terminal to the Port of Antwerp, a radar deficiency issue in need of repair was identified and vessel was diverted to Vigo, Spain, to perform the work.

Repairs are now being carried out on MSC Lausanne at Vigo before it continues on its journey through European ports (Antwerp, Rotterdam, Bremerhaven), but at this time it is not known how long the process will take.

If you have cargo on the vessel bound for Europe, we regret any inconvenience this may cause you and your supply chain, but rest assured our teams are in frequent contact with MSC throughout every day to understand concrete timelines and further information. We will, of course, communicate these with you as soon as we find out more.

Although we cannot say exactly when MSC Lausanne can continue its journey, MSC have confirmed that repair work will take longer than expected and decided to cancel the following TA3 voyages: 311W, 314E.

If you had export cargo planned for these dates, you can expect it to be loaded on the next available vessel on the service – MSC Catherine 312W / 315E. We will confirm exact loading details with our customers as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work with MSC to find a swift resolution and keep your supply chain moving. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your local Customer Experience representative.

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