Maersk and CMA CGM stop calling Itajai on Bossa Nova/SIRIUS service
Maersk Line and CMA CGM have announced adjustments in their joint service that connects Mediterranean with East Coast South America.
The service called Bossa Nova service by Maersk and SIRIUS by CMA CGM will no longer call at the port of Itajai in Brazil, according to recent statements from the two major container lines.
The two companies have not explained the reason for the decision to cease port of Itajai calls, with the French carrier stating that “it will assist in improving the schedule reliability for the future”.
The new port rotation of the Bossa Nova/SIRIUS service will be Algeciras (Spain) – Tanger (Morocco) – Salvador (Brazil) – Santos (Brazil) – Paranagua (Brazi) – Rio Grande (Brazil) – Itapoa (Brazil) – Santos – Itaguai (Brazil) – Tanger – Algeciras.
The last vessels calling at Itajai port will be the 9,000 TEU container ship San Vicente on the southbound rotation with an estimated time of departure from Tanger on 21 November and the 9,900 TEU vessel CMA CGM Columbia on the northbound rotation with an estimated time of departure from Itajai on 4 December.
“We will continue to support and strengthen your logistical needs through the nearby port of Itapoa, Brazil, as well as through our other inland offerings, including trucking,” said Maersk in its statement.
Similarly, CMA CGM suggested its customers to concentrate their future shipments in the neighbouring port of Itapoa, where the Sirius service will continue to serve along with multimodal solutions.