Maersk revises Middle East to Europe service network
Maersk will streamline its ME3 service in response to the changing market conditions in the eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea area.
Effective from 12 August, Maersk will replace the Turkish Ambarli port with the Egyptian Port Said in the ME3 service rotation. The first vessel without an Ambarli call will be the 4,650 TEU Maersk Utah.
The new ME3 rotation will be Port Said – Salalah (Oman) – Jebel Ali (UAE)– Dammam (Saudi Arabia) – Jubail (Saudi Arabia) – Jebel Abi – Salalah – Port Said
“All eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea area to/from Middle East will now be served as transshipment via our HUB in Port Said,” said the Danish shipping company.
Maersk has also announced new feeder services, L74 and L76, which are expected to give increased flexibility.
New L74 proforma rotation: Port Said – Constanta (Romania) – Ambarli – Port Said
New L76 proforma rotation: Port Said – Ambarli – Thessaloniki (Greece) – Ambarli – Izmit Korfezi (Turkey) – Port Said