Maersk drops Algeciras due to ‘challenges’ on SAECS service

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Cranes at dawn at the Algeciras container terminal.

Maersk will be replacing its Algeciras northbound call with a call to Port Tangier on its SAECS service.

“We want to help you plan and deliver on your supply chains by having a reliable service and competitive transit times at the time of booking,” Maersk wrote.

“Given the challenges being faced in Algeciras, and to continue providing the best service to our customers, we will be making some deployment changes to our SAECS service.”

The updated rotation will be as follows:

Port Elizabeth > Durban > Cape Town > Port Tangier > Rotterdam > London Gateway > Bremerhaven > Rotterdam > Algeciras > Port Elizabeth.

The deployment changes are to create a more competitive transit time with a better connection into Northern Europe and the Mediterranean region.

The southbound Algeciras call will remain.

The new rotation will be effective from the Santa Cruz, scheduled to depart Port Elizabeth on 28 July 2022.

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