A.P. Moller – Maersk has announced changes to its services connecting Asia and Europe to improve schedule reliability, enabling stable and reliable cargo deliveries to its customers on the world’s most comprehensive Asia-Europe Network. As part of the exercise, Maersk will enable extra operational buffer time from a net reduction of eight (8) port calls in the network. The reductions will be achieved with minimal impact to product offerings – through combining duplicate calls and competitive transshipment options.
Further, a total of six (6) extra vessels will be added across the ten (10) service strings in the network, with weekly deployed capacity remaining unchanged due to slower vessel speeds.
“To meet our customer’s increasing need for reliable cargo delivery, we have reviewed our service network and identified additional time to recover from the potential delays we continue to face from bad weather and other external factors. I am confident that these service changes will improve our overall schedule reliability, and I look forward to service our customers with this upgraded product,” says Johan Sigsgaard, Head of Europe Trade, A.P. Moller – Maersk.