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Maersk suspends ME1, connects ME2 to India and revamps AE1 & AE7

August 7, 2020: A.P. Moller - Maersk announced changes to its network between Europe and the Middle East & Indian Subcontinent (West Central Asia) by suspending ME1 service, extending ME2 to Mundra & JNPT ports in India and revamping AE1 & AE7 services.

ME2 westbound rotation: Mundra - Jawaharlal Nehru - Salalah - Port Tangier Mediterranee - Algeciras - Valencia MSC - Fos sur Mer - Vado Ligure.
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ME2 westbound rotation: Mundra - Jawaharlal Nehru - Salalah - Port Tangier Mediterranee - Algeciras - Valencia MSC - Fos sur Mer - Vado Ligure.

August 7, 2020: A.P. Moller - Maersk announced changes to its network between Europe and the Middle East & Indian Subcontinent (West Central Asia) by suspending ME1 service, extending ME2 to Mundra & JNPT ports in India and revamping AE1 & AE7 services.

"The North Europe and West Mediterranean regions will be served via Maersk’s AE1 and AE7 services which offer a direct connection with Salalah and Colombo. 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 going forward, " noted the release.

Maersk Flex Hub
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).

The updated network will connect more cargo via the Maersk hub in Colombo (Sri Lanka), allowing customers to do consolidation from different origins and better connect their cargo from both Asia and West Central Asia. No impact on capacity in the network.

Furthermore, by linking the Middle East stronger to Maersk key hubs in Europe, the changes provide customers additional flexibility and agility to move cargo between different markets.

Johan Sigsgaard, head, Europe and Middle East trades, A.P. Moller - Maersk, said, “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 & 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."

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