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Maersk announces AE2 blank sailing

In connection with the upcoming Golden Week period, Maersk has endeavoured to balance its network to match reduced demand. The company aims to minimize the impact to its customers supply chain and provide predicta-bility by making a structural change and securing alternative routings.

Maersk will start the temporary suspension of the AE2 service already from week 39. This is one week earlier than its previous announcement. The service will be suspended until mid-November and will resume in line with demand pickup. “To ensure our customers will not face any business disruption, all port calls on the AE2 service will be covered on other services in our network,” the Danish firm says in its announcement.

The first AE2 vessel voyage to be suspended is:

Service: AE2 / Week 39

VesselVoyageFirst Load PortFirst port dateLast Load PortLast port date
Margrethe Maersk
939W
Qingdao
25/09/2019
Tanjung Pelepas
10/10/2019

Alternative coverage for AE2 suspension

  • Rotterdam: Covered on AE5 and AE7 service
  • Felixstowe: Covered on AE1 and AE11 (pre-carriage) service
  • Antwerp: Covered on AE6 and AE10 (additional call during suspension period) service

Alternative coverages for North Europe to Asia will be communicated separately.

Source: Maersk Line

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