A P Moller – Maersk has made improvements to its network between Europe and the Middle East and Indian subcontinent. The aim is to enhance reliability while building a network that helps customers with more resilient and agile supply chains.
The North Europe and West Mediterranean regions will be served via Maersk’s AE1 and AE7 services which offer a direct connection with Salalah (Oman) and Colombo (Sri Lanka).
The updated Maersk network will connect more cargo via the Maersk hub in Colombo, allowing customers to do consolidation from different origins and better connect their cargo from both Asia and West Central Asia. Furthermore, by better linking Middle East to Maersk key hubs in Europe, the changes provide customers additional flexibility and agility to move cargo between different markets.
Meanwhile, the new ME2 service between the West Mediterranean and West India will offer a direct connection with Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in Mumbai and Adani Mundra port in Gujarat. As a result of the changes, the ME1 service will be suspended without impacting the capacity in the network. This will also reduce the need for ad-hoc blankings in times of volatile demand, which will provide greater supply chain predictability on these routes.
“To meet changing customer needs, we have reviewed our service network and identified opportunities to create new solutions for how we connect Europe and the Middle East and Indian subcontinent region. Through increased flexibility and connectivity these changes will offer new, interesting ways for our customers to connect their supply chains both from an import and export perspective,” says Johan Sigsgaard, Head of Europe and Middle East Trades at A P Moller – Maersk.
Maersk is also offering access to new inland destinations in Northern India and an opportunity to utilise the Maersk Flex Hub storage solution in Salalah (Oman), Port Said (Egypt), Tangiers (Morocco), and Algeciras (Spain).