A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has announced plans to enhance its direct PANZ service connecting Oceania to the North American West Coast.
The move is aimed at improving the reliability of the company’s ocean network, which has been affected by congestion and operational challenges in recent times, especially across ports in New Zealand.
According to a statement released by the company, the new rotation will allow for more even port coverage in both Oceania and North America, with weekly calls to and from Auckland, New Zealand.
The new schedule will also include continuous weekly calls to and from Oakland and Long Beach in the US.
The updated service will commence from Cap Jervis voyage 316S departing Seattle, US on 27 April 2023, and Cap Jervis voyage 321N departing Sydney, Australia, on 3 June 2023, subject to regulatory approval.
The new rotation will be as follows:
Seattle – Oakland – Long Beach – Auckland – Sydney – Melbourne – Tauranga – Papeete – Surrey – Oakland – Long Beach – Auckland – Sydney – Melbourne – Adelaide – Tauranga – Seattle.
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