AP Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has announced plans to enhance its direct PANZ service connecting Oceania with the west coast of North America.
The move is aimed at improving the reliability of the company’s ocean network, which has recently been affected by congestion and operational challenges, particularly in New Zealand ports.
According to a statement released by the company, the new rotation will provide more even coverage of ports in both Oceania and North America, with weekly calls to and from Auckland, New Zealand.
The new schedule will also include continuous weekly calls to and from Oakland and Long Beach in the US.
The updated service will begin with Cap Jervis voyage 316S departing from Seattle, USA on April 27, 2023, and Cap Jervis voyage 321N departing from Sydney, Australia on June 3, 2023, subject to regulatory approval.
The new rotation will be as follows:
Seattle – Oakland – Long Beach – Auckland – Sydney – Melbourne – Tauranga – Papeete – Surrey – Oakland – Long Beach – Auckland – Sydney – Melbourne – Adelaide – Tauranga – Seattle.
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