Maersk Line will extend its Asia - Europe AE10 service into the port of Gdansk, Poland, which it said creates the first direct connection between China, Southeast Asia and Poland.
The move will enable AE10 to offer connections between Asian ports and Poland and beyond, to the rest of Central and Eastern Europe -- including improved feeder connections to the Baltic and Russia.
As part of the change, it is dropping calls at Dunkirk from the AE10 service, but the total capacity in the Asia - Europe trade will remain unchanged.
The first sailing will be the Maersk Taikung departing from Shanghai on Dec. 1 with an estimated time of arrival in Gdansk on Jan. 5. The ship will leave Gdansk on Jan. 6 for the first eastbound sailing to Asia.
The new port rotation will be: Ningbo, Shanghai, Kaohsiung, Yantian, Hong Kong, Tanjung Pelepas, Le Havre, Felixstowe, Zeebrugge, Gdansk, Gothenburg, Aarhus, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kobe, Nagoya, Shimizu, and Yokohama.
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