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New look for Maersk in the subcontinent

[ August 7, 2020   //   ]

Maersk line has revised its service between Europe and the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent to enhance reliability.

There will be more connections via the hub in Colombo (Sri Lanka), allowing cargo to be consolidated from different origins and offering better connections from both Asia and West Central Asia.

The revamped network will offer new access for West India and Pakistan to Maersk’s cross-consolidation service in Colombo, a new direct connection between the Western Mediterranean and North West India via the ME2 service, access to new inland destinations in Northern India and the opportunity to utilise the Maersk Flex Hub storage solutions in Salalah, Port Said (Egypt), Tangiers (Morocco) and Algeciras (Spain).

The North Europe and West Mediterranean regions will be served via Maersk’s AE1 and AE7 services which offer a direct connection with Salalah (Oman) and Colombo. As a result of the changes the ME1 service will be suspended, but without impacting capacity says Maersk. It will also reduce the need for ad-hoc blank sailings at times of volatile demand.