Maersk is introducing a 7th vessel to the weekly Southern Star service. In the same time the Danish shipping giant will be adding port of Timaru as a permanent port call on the Southern Star service rotation.
The new rotation of the Maersk Southern Star service will be:
Tanjung Pelepas –> Singapore –> Brisbane –> Sydney –> Tauranga –> Napier –> Lyttelton –> Timaru –> Lyttelton –> Port Chalmers –> Tanjung Pelepas.
“The schedule changes will naturally mean some adjustment to the timings of our port calls and transit times, though we have done our utmost to minimize the impact to our customers,” Maersk says in its announcement.
Below you can be advised of the new berthing windows and cut-off details:
|PORT||Proforma ETA||Proforma ETD||Loadlist Info Deadline||Cargo & VGM cut-off|
Auckland Metroport: Fri 0300
Tauranga: Sun 1500
First effective sailing:
- Rio Madeira 003S departing Tanjung Pelepas on the 14th of January
- Rio Maderia 004N departing Tauranga on the 5th of February and Port Chalmers on the 17th of February
Customers should take extra care to note that due to new proforma phasing there will be no Port Chalmers port call in week 6.