Maersk Line is restructuring its Asia-Mediterranean service network, effective mid-September, enhancing port coverage and reducing transit times on the route.
As a result, the Danish carrier will now provide three direct weekly calls at Valencia, Spain, and a new port call at La Spezia, Italy.
The changes include additional calls at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on the AE11 Service, and Port Said, Egypt, on the AE15.
The revised port coverage of the seven AE services is as follows:
AE11: Qingdao, Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Jeddah, Valencia, Barcelona, Genoa, La Spezia, Port Said, Salalah, Singapore and back to Qingdao, starting the westbound sailing Sept. 14 from Qingdao and eastbound, Valencia Oct. 15.
AE15: Kwangyang, Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Nansha, Chiwan, Tanjung Pelepas, Port Kelang, Beirut, Marsaxlokk, Valencia, Barcelona, Fos Sur Mer, Genoa, Marsaxlokk, Port Said, Khor al Fakkan, Port Kelang, Nansha, and Xiamen, starting eastbound Sept. 18 from Valencia.
AE5: Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Port Said, and Shanghai, starting westbound Sept. 22 from Shanghai and eastbound, Port Said Oct. 15.
AE1: Nansha, Kobe, Nagoya, Yokohama, Ningbo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Port Said, Felixstowe, Rotterdam, and Bremerhaven, starting westbound Sept. 17 from Yokohama.
AE2: Singapore, Busan, Hakata, Dalian, Xingang, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Valencia, Rotterdam, Bremerhaven, Hamburg, Antwerp, and Felixstowe.
AE7: Da Chan Bay, Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Port Tangier, Felixstowe, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam, Port Tangier, Jeddah, Jebel Ali, and Da Chan Bay.
AE9: Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Algeciras, Bremerhaven, Felixstowe, Zeebrugge, Port Tangier, and Ningbo.