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Slump in Atlantic cargo sees carrier blank more sailings

Persistently low demand, caused by the global pandemic, has seen German carrier Hapag-Lloyd blank the below stated sailings on its Atlantic Ocean services.

The company adds that there are alternatives for cargo planning – and these alternatives can be seen after the cancelled services below.

Services that have been cancelled are as follows:

Atlantic Loop 1 (AL1) Service:
Westbound Voyage Week 33
To be nominated( TBN)
Rotterdam estimated time of sailing (ETS) 13 August, 2020
Hamburg ETS  17 August, 2020
Antwerp ETS 20 August, 2020
London ETS  21 August, 2020

Corresponding Eastbound Voyage Week 36:
Norfolk ETS 31 August, 2020

Westbound Voyage Week 36
TBN
Rotterdam ETS  3 September, 2020
Hamburg ETS 7 September, 2020
Antwerp ETS  10 September, 2020
London ETS 11 September, 2020

Corresponding Eastbound Voyage Week 39:
Norfolk ETS 21 September, 2020

Westbound Voyage Week 38
TBN
Rotterdam ETS  17 September, 2020
Hamburg ETS 21 September, 2020
Antwerp ETS 24 September, 2020
London ETS 25 September, 2020

Corresponding Eastbound Voyage Week 41:
Norfolk ETS 5 October, 2020

Atlantic Loop 4 (AL4) Service:
Westbound Voyage Week 36
TBN
London ETS 2 September, 2020
Antwerp ETS 5 September, 2020
Hamburg ETS  8 September, 2020
Le Havre ETS 10 September, 2020

Corresponding Eastbound Voyage Week 39:
Veracruz ETS 24 September, 2020

Westbound Voyage Week 39
TBN
London ETS 23 September, 2020
Antwerp ETS 26 September, 2020
Hamburg ETS 29 September, 2020
Le Havre ETS 1 October, 2020

Corresponding Eastbound Voyage Week 42:
Veracruz ETS 15 October, 2020

Alternative routings are as follows:
to / from New York: AL2 and ATA service
to / from Halifax: ATA service
to / from Houston: AL3 service

In addition, Hapag-Lloyd has announced that the temporary bi-weekly sailing frequency of our MGX service has been extended until September, again due to the continued lack of cargo.

Below are the revised departure dates for the months of July and August.

 

An alternative to the MGX is the carrier’s MPS service that calls at Cartagena as a final destination or as a transhipment port. For all other destinations please defer to the adjacent MGX sailing.

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