A.P. Moller – Maersk, the world’s biggest shipping carrier, has announced what it has described as an “improved” schedule that is designed to boost reliability.
According to a statement, the new schedule will focus largely on its Asia-Europe network and builds on changes it announced in May 2018.
Maersk has said it will enable extra operations buffer time from a net reduction of eight port calls in the network.
The reductions, the carrier claimed, will be achieved with minimal impact time to product offerings. Furthermore, the new schedule will result in significantly improved reliability, enabled by prolonged, yet competitive transit times.
How can shipping become more efficient? Find out by reading a Port Technology technical paper
John Sigsgaard, Head of Europe Trade, Maersk, had this to say on the announcement: “To meet our customer’s increasing need for reliable cargo delivery, we have reviewed our service network and identified additional time to recover from the potential delays we continue to face from bad weather and other external factors.
“I am confident that these service changes will improve our overall schedule reliability, and I look forward to service our customers with this upgraded product.”
Japanese carrier alliance Ocean Network Express (ONE), announced its own revamped schedule as it looks to improve its capacity and reduce its carbon footprint.