Freight News, Sea

Maersk tightens up Asian operations

[ July 16, 2021   //   ]

Maersk is redesigning its ocean network in west and central Asia including India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, UAE and Saudi Arabia. The changes are primarily aimed at improving speed to market, providing higher predictability and offering more flexibility and resilience. A new ME4 service will offer a direct coverage between Doha and North Europe, cutting schedules by up to five days and by up to six days from Jebel Ali to West. The ME7 service will connect South directly to Europe and also provide a direct and regular rotation between the hub ports of Colombo and Salalah. There is also a new ME3 service from Pakistan to Russia and the FI3 Far East to North India services goes from a fortnightly to weekly frequency.