Maersk Line Focuses on Reducing Forced Port Omissions


Maersk Line has announced changes to its services connecting Asia and Europe to avoid forced port omissions and improve the reliability of the world’s most comprehensive Asia-Europe network.

Asia-Europe services by Maersk Line will improve through buffers in schedules, which will minimise the impact of potential disruptions caused by port congestion and weather conditions.

Maersk Line's new network will also reduce the number of duplicate port calls and allocate more buffer time around hub ports.

Johan Sigsgaard, Maersk Line’s Head of Europe Trade, said: “We are pleased to provide our customers with this revised network, which will offer them a higher level of cargo arrival reliability.”

Sigsgaard added: “Forced port omissions disrupt cargo flows and impact our customers’ supply chains.

“This network is designed to reduce the necessity to omit ports.”

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Overall, on North European and Mediterranean strings, there will be a reduction of 17 port calls, with an additional vessel added to the network.

The revised portfolio will allow Maersk Line to better balance available capacity across markets, reducing the risk of oversupply and providing strengthened services to key Asian and European ports.

Maersk Line has maintained direct coverage to all main markets, with tailored products designed for North European, Mediterranean, and Adriatic countries and with attractive coverage of main Middle East markets.

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