Maersk Line will add Busan, South Korea, as a port call on its Asia-Europe, AE10, service schedule.
The new port rotation will be as follows: Busan; Kwangyang, South Korea; Ningbo, China; Shanghai; Yantian, China; Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia; Suez Canal, Egypt; Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Bremerhaven, Germany; Gdansk, Poland; Aarhus, Denmark; Gothenburg, Sweden; Bremerhaven again; Rotterdam again; Port Tangier, Morocco; Suez Canal again; Singapore; Yantian again; and Hong Kong.
The first vessel to call Busan on the westbound rotation will be the Ebba Maersk, expected to arrive at Busan on April 29. The first call on the eastbound rotation will be the Maersk Essen, expected to arrive in Aarhus on March 25.
The new Triple-E vessels will also soon be phased in on the AE10 service, Maersk said in a written statement.
Separately, the container line said it will increase rates on its Far East to Europe trade, beginning April 15:
- From the Far East, excluding Japan, to Europe, excluding Syria, the hike will be $500 per 20-foot container and $1,000 per 40-foot, 40-foot high-cube and 45-foot high-cube container.
- From the Far East, excluding Japan, to Syria, the increase will be $385 per 20-foot container and $770 per 40-foot, 40-foot high-cube and 45-foot high-cube container.