A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has announced that it would use Shanghai as its new global gateway for Less-than-Container-Load (LCL) shipments.
With this breakthrough, Maersk has taken the initiative to test the new process and create new route combinations, making it the first firm to use Shanghai as its LCL key global gateway.
To improve service coverage at the Shanghai gateway, the carrier is expanding its LCL global consolidation network.
This development reportedly includes the addition of over 50 additional trade lanes that connect to and from Shanghai, resulting in over 200 direct LCL routes enabled by the Shanghai port.
Gary Yang, Global Head of LCL and Insurance Products, Maersk, said: “We are very excited to activate Shanghai as our global gateway for Maersk LCL business. It will enable us to elevate the level of service we offer to our global customers, with improved sailing frequency, even-higher reliability, more flexibility, and better cost effectiveness.”