Maersk includes three Chilean ports in its new service network for New Zealand-Asia

Maersk announced its new service network for the New Zealand-Asia market, including three Chilean ports in one of the circuits.

According to information issued by the Danish shipping company, the port complexes of Iquique, San Antonio, and San Vicente were included in the weekly northbound Triple Star service to which the Port of Tauranga in New Zealand was reintroduced.

The circuit thus begins in Tauranga to go to Hong Kong, Shekou, Ningbo, Shanghai, Qingdao, Busan, Yokohama, Manzanillo, Lázaro Cárdenas, Balboa, Buenaventura, Callao, Iquique, San Vicente and San Antonio to return directly to Tauranga

The Port of Tauranga, in turn, will not be reintroduced into the Asia-West Coast Latin America service in 2020, so import cargo from Asia to New Zealand will continue to be routed on the Southern Star service, while New Zealand exports to the West Coast Latin America will continue on the OC1 service.

The Southern Star service will have a seventh vessel at its weekly calls, adding the Port of Timaru, offering a direct departure from that terminal to Asia.

The service includes calls at Tanjung Pelepas, Singapore, Brisbane, Sydney, Tauranga, Napier, Lyttelton, Timaru, Lyttelton, Port Chalmers, Tanjung Pelepas.

For the New Zealand market, Maersk - on the other hand - explained that the import cargo from Northeast Asia will be loaded on the J-Star service and exports will go on the Triple Star, while the connection to other destinations with the north of that continent will be made via Shanghai or Hong Kong.

Imports originating on the West Coast of Latin America to New Zealand will be loaded on the WCSA-ASI service to be dropped off at the Port of Tauranga for subsequent clearance to their final destination.

New Zealand imports from the West Coast of Latin America: New Zealand import cargo from the West Coast of Latin America will be loaded directly onto the WCSA-ASI service and unloaded in Tauranga for subsequent delivery to the final destination.


Maersk's launch of its new CLX service and the optimization of its network

Maersk announces changes to optimize its west coast network in Latin America - North Europe, including the launch of its new CLX service that connects Chile, Peru, Panama, and Colombia with northern Europe and improvements in other services, such as extended coverage from/to Colombia.

Maersk strengthens trade between the west coast of Latin America and northern Europe with the launch of its new CLX service and the optimization of its network.
Maersk strengthens trade between the west coast of Latin America and northern Europe with the 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).

By Mexicanist