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Hamburg Sud signs Maersk slot share deal: updated

[ February 10, 2017   //   ]

Maersk Line has announced a slot purchase agreement for Hamburg Süd’s volumes on the East–West trades, allowing traffic to be shipped on vessels in the joint Maersk-MSC 2M network. It agreement follows commercial negotiations in anticipation of the termination of Hamburg Süd’s current slot purchase arrangements on the East–West trades. The German line is in the process of being taken over by Maersk.

Maersk Line will also  introduce a new Asia/North Europe AE7 service from 1 April, calling at Felixstowe in the UK. Voyage time westbound to the UK is 27 days from Tanjung Pelepas, 34 days from Shanghai and 36 days from Ningbo and. Eastbound from Felixtowe timings are 37 days to Ningbo, 37 days to Shanghai and 47 days to Tanjung Pelepas. Maersk says the new services will enable it and MSC to accommodate volumes from the recently announced slot purchase agreements with Hyundai Merchant Marine and Hamburg Süd. The two carriers will move cargo, but not operate vessels in the 2M network.

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