Maersk's launch of its new CLX service and the optimization of its network
Together, Maersk and Hamburg Süd will operate their own network, with full operational control, from/to the west coast of Latin America and northern Europe. This complements Maersk's ambition, that the integration of the Maersk and Hamburg Süd networks will provide customers with premium market coverage, attractive direct services, competitive transit times, high reliability and other benefits through a global network. combined.
"The changes in the west coast network of Latin America - northern Europe and the launch of our new CLX service are part of our ongoing efforts to optimize our network and generate synergies from the acquisition of Hamburg Süd. The new network will provide our customers with better connectivity, an independent service with direct connections from Chile (San Antonio and San Vicente) and Colombia (Santa Marta), access to a wide network of feeder vessels and multiple transshipment options from/to the West coast of Latin America and Europe through Panama," explains Lars Nielsen, Maersk Regional Managing Director for Latin America and the Caribbean.
As of June 2019, Maersk will optimize its services and vessels operating from/to the west coast of Latin America and northern Europe to meet the needs of its customers and continue to maintain competitive costs.
The optimized network will provide greater connectivity, flexibility, especially for refrigerated cargo, and reliability, with improvements in transit times and better cargo flows to continue to facilitate the growth of your business.
Some notable changes include:
Launch of the new CLX service that will provide direct coverage between Chile (San Antonio / San Vicente), Peru (Callao) and (Santa Marta / Cartagena) Colombia and Northern Europe - Germany (Hamburg), United Kingdom (London), Netherlands ( Rotterdam), Belgium (Antwerp). It will operate with larger vessels, L-Type, with 1,400 reefer plugs on board, which are adapted to the needs of the route. The first exit to the north of the new service is scheduled for June 10, 2019, with the "Luna Maersk" that will depart from San Antonio.
The Costa Rica Express service (CRX) will continue, as it does today, providing direct coverage between Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, Panama, and Northern Europe.
The Ecubex service that connects Ecuador with northern Europe will now also land in Colombia (Santa Marta) and the United Kingdom (Portsmouth). To ensure that transit times remain optimal, it will stop calling at Balboa (Panama) and Rotterdam (Netherlands) as these ports will be covered by other services.
The CLX and Ecubex services will offer direct services from Santa Marta, Colombia to northern Europe
An extensive network of feeder vessels will connect the vast majority of ports on the west coast of Latin America with European ports.
Multiple transshipment options in Balboa, Panama, through the regional network, will offer a link to/from the west coast of Latin America and Europe.
The Caribbean, Mexico and the Gulf of the United States will be connected through the ports of Manzanillo (Panama) and Cartagena (Colombia).