Maersk Line announces further revisions to its trans-Pacific network including the temporary withdrawal of the Trans-Pacific 10 (TP10) service, and revisions to the Trans-Pacific 7 (TP7) and Trans-Pacific 3 (TP3) services. The TP10 will be suspended to suit demand anticipated during the upcoming slack season.
The final TP10 eastbound departure will be from Busan, South Korea on October 4, 2009, with the last westbound call from Miami, USA on October 31, 2009. Adjustments to the TP3 and TP7 services will ensure Maersk Line continues to provide a comprehensive product with broad port coverage while minimizing impact to customers. Maersk Line leverages a dynamic, flexible deployment, able to quickly adapt to the demands of the market. Should the trans-Pacific trade develop a need for increased capacity, services can be added to meet the needs of our customers.
The revised TP7 and TP3 strings will continue to serve the US East Coast with no loss of US port coverage. Additionally, the TP3 service will include an eastbound port call at Ningbo, China, previously offered as a part of the temporarily withdrawn TP10. Export cargo from the US East Coast will be serviced on the TP3 via Tanjung Pelapas. The revised TP3 service will continue to travel the Suez Canal eastbound and this rotation is as follows: Shanghai, China; Ningbo, China; Hong Kong, China; Yantian, China; Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia; Newark, USA; Norfolk, USA; and Savannah, USA. The westbound rotation remains unchanged and services Newark, USA; Norfolk, USA; Savannah, USA; Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia; Hong Kong, China; Yantian, China; Shanghai, China; and Busan, South Korea. The expanded TP3 service will commence September 30, 2009, at Shanghai.
The revised TP7 service will include an eastbound call at Busan, South Korea and features a new port offering at Da Chan Bay, China, offering expanded port coverage and quicker access for customers moving cargo to and from the Pearl River Delta in Guangzhou Province. The TP7 will also service Qingdao cargo to the US East Coast via Yokohama with the revised TP3 service accommodating export cargo to Qingdao via Tanjung Pelepas. The new TP7 eastbound rotation is as follows: Yantian, China; Hong Kong, China; Busan, South Korea; Yokohama, Japan; Balboa, Panama; Miami, USA; Savannah, USA; Charleston, USA; and Newark, USA. Westbound this service will call Halifax, Canada; Newark, USA; Savannah, USA; Miami, USA; Balboa, Panama; Los Angeles, USA; Oakland, USA; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Da Chan Bay, China; and Yantian, China. The expanded TP7 service will commence eastbound on October 2, 2009, at Kaohsiung, with westbound services commencing August 31, 2009, from Halifax.
Adjusted schedules and further details including pro forma schedules and service maps are available at maerskline.com.
Dana Magliola, Maersk Inc., External Communications, E: nammedia[.]maersk.com.