Maersk Line enhances Daily Maersk offerings
Daily westbound Asia–Europe service to include additional six routes
Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping line, has announced that it is expanding its Daily Maersk service, departing daily westbound on the Asia–Europe trade lane.
From 21st November 2012, Daily Maersk will operate six additional routes leaving Jakarta (Indonesia) or Laem Chabang (Thailand), which will arrive in Bremerhaven (Germany), Rotterdam (The Netherlands) or Felixstowe (UK).
“When we launched Daily Maersk, we were trying to implement a new service standard that our customers could expect to get from us,” said Maersk Line’s Chief Trade and Marketing Officer, Vincent Clerc.
“We wondered at times during the development if we’d bitten off more than we could chew. Fortunately our hard work seems to have paid off, a year on we are achieving 98% reliability and feedback from customers is positive. So, we’ve taken everything we’ve learnt from Daily Maersk and we’ve decided to extend the Daily Maersk promise to our customers on these additional routes.”
With gate-in any day of the week and two weekly cut-offs, Maersk Line are promising to transport goods on these routes in 31 days. The clock starts at cut-off and stops when goods are available at the final container yard.
Maersk Line will start taking bookings from 8 October 2012.
Seventy of Maersk Line’s largest post-Panamax and Emma Maersk-type container vessels are deployed as part of the Daily Maersk service, which account for around 25 percent of the line’s total tonnage. The 18,000 TEU Triple-E vessels currently in production will also be deployed on the service from 2013 onwards.