2M Alliance updates Far East Asia – North Europe routings13/08/2021
2M Alliance, which includes Maersk and MSC, has announced several reschedules in two of its services which connect Far East Asia with North Europe.
Particularly, the alliance will restart the AE1/Shogun Ningbo and AE6/Lion Shanghai Westbound calls, on 15 and 23 August respectively, with the services rotations being as follows:
- AE1/Shogun Rotation Westbound
Ningbo– Shanghai – Xiamen – Tanjung Pelepas – Felixstowe – Rotterdam – Bremerhaven
- AE6/Lion Rotation Westbound
Ningbo – Shanghai – Yantian – Tanjung Pelepas – Sines- Antwerp – Le Havre – Felixstowe – Algeciras
The reinstatement of the port calls will be introduced effective from the following vessels:
The Alliance of Maersk and MSC will also change its service coverage on the AE6/Lion service by structurally omitting the Yantian Eastbound call on 16 September.
This is a result of the Covid-19 pandemic challenges, such as port congestion and delays across global supply chains, according to Maersk.
2M Alliance will implement alternative routings aiming to mitigate the impact on its customers.
Source: Container News