A.P. Moller - Maersk has
announced changes to its services connecting Asia and Europe. With the
enhancements, Maersk further improves schedule reliability, enabling stable and
reliable cargo deliveries to its customers on the world’s most comprehensive
Asia-Europe network, said a release.
The enhancements build on
the Asia-Europe network changes in May 2018 which enabled Maersk to regain a
market leading position on schedule reliability.
"To meet our
customer’s increasing need for reliable cargo delivery, we have reviewed our
service network and identified additional time to recover from the potential
delays we continue to face from bad weather and other external factors. I am
confident that these service changes will improve our overall schedule
reliability, and I look forward to service our customers with this upgraded
product," says Mr Johan Sigsgaard, Head of Europe Trade, A.P. Moller -
Operating the industry’s
most comprehensive Asia-Europe network, Maersk will enable extra operational
buffer time from a net reduction of 8 port calls in the network. The reductions
are achieved with minimal impact to product offerings—through combining
duplicate calls and competitive transhipment options. This will result in
significantly improved schedule reliability, enabled by slightly prolonged, yet
competitive transit times, the release said.
Further, a total of 6
extra vessels are added across the 10 service strings in the network, with weekly
deployed capacity remaining unchanged due to slower vessel speeds.
sailings are scheduled to start in March 2019, the