Maersk to reinstate Felixstowe in AE7 service

Felixstowe, Suffolk, England - April 20, 2019: Large Container Ship being loaded at Felixstowe Port.

A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has announced that the Far East Asia to North Europe AE7 service will return to Felixstowe.

Last November, Maersk omitted the Port of Felixstowe from its AE7 service announcing that the disruption would last up until March 2022.

The move came to improve schedule reliability on the Far East Asia to North Europe network after the congestion at the Port of Felixstowe was said to have led to limited inland haulage options.

Maersk had previously diverted several vessel calls from Felixstowe amid congestion in October.

“We have identified that overall operational capacity at the Felixstowe terminal has improved and we have confidence that the AE7 service call will prove valuable and reliable for customers,” the company said in an advisory.

The first effective discharge and load call is scheduled for next week on the Monaco Maersk 206W/211E vessel.

Meanwhile the Port of Felixstowe continues to boom in volumes: last month, the port broke its own record for the most containers handled on a single ship for the third time in two months.

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