2M announces new blank sailings on Asia – North Europe network
The world’s leading container shipping alliance 2M Alliance, comprising Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), has announced new sailing omissions in Griffin/AE55 and Condor/AE7 services, connecting East Asia with North Europe.
Firstly, 2M Alliance will implement a blank sailing on Griffin/AE55 service that will take effect on the 17th week of the year.
MSC noted in a statement that all shipments from Shanghai, Ningbo and Tanjung Pelepas will be served via alternative services.
Furthermore, on week 18, 2M will introduce the following sailing omission on its Condor/AE7 service.
“All shipments from Ningbo, Shanghai, Nansha, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas and Colombo will be served via alternative services,” noted MSC.
Maersk explained in a statement that these schedule updates are due to bottlenecks across the Asia-North Europe network, that contributed to an accumulation of delays in 2M’s services.