• 2019 May 17 18:22

    Maersk launches new CLX service, optimized West Coast Latin America - NE network

    Maersk announced changes to optimize its West Coast Latin America – North Europe network, including the launch of its new CLX service connecting Chile, Peru, Panama and Colombia with North Europe and enhancements to its other services, with extended coverage to/from Colombia.

    Together Maersk and Hamburg Süd will manage its own network with full operational control to/from West Coast Latin America and Northern Europe. This complements Maersk’s ambition that the integration of Maersk and Hamburg Süd’s networks will provide customers with first class market coverage, attractive direct services, competitive transit times, high schedule reliability and other benefits via a combined global network.

    “The changes to West Coast Latin America – North Europe network and the launch of our new CLX service are a continuation of our efforts to optimize our network and generate synergies from the acquisition of Hamburg Süd. The new network will give our customers improved connectivity, a stand-alone service with direct connections from Chile (San Antonio and San Vicente) and Colombia (Santa Marta), access to an extensive feeder network and multiple transhipment options to/from West Coast of Latin-America and Europe via Panama,” explains Lars Nielsen, Maersk Regional Managing Director, Latin America & the Caribbean.

    Starting June 2019, Maersk will optimize its services and vessels operating to/from the West Coast of Latin America and North Europe to meet the needs of its customers and remain cost competitive.

    The network will provide greater connectivity between Hamburg Süd and Maersk’s existing liner services in the region, which will result in better greater coverage, improvements in transit times and enhanced cargo flows to continue enabling trade for Latin American exporters and ensure consumers access to every day goods. Some notable changes include:

    • Launch of the new CLX service which will provide direct coverage between Chile (San Antonio/San Vicente), Peru (Callao) & (Santa Marta / Cartagena) Colombia and North Europe – Germany (Hamburg), UK (London), Netherlands (Rotterdam), Belgium (Antwerp). It will operate with larger L-Type vessels to ensure cost optimization. The first northbound sailing of the new service is scheduled to be on June 10, 2019, with the “Luna Maersk” departing from San Antonio.
    • The Costa Rica Express (CRX) service will continue, as it does today, to provide direct coverage to/from Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico & Panama and Northern Europe.
    • The current Ecubex service which connects Ecuador with Northern Europe will now also call Colombia (Santa Marta) and the UK (Portsmouth).
    • The CLX and Ecubex services will offer direct services from Santa Marta, Colombia, to Northern Europe.
    • An extensive feeder network linking the vast majority of West Coast Latin American ports with the European ports of Antwerp, Rotterdam, London and Hamburg.
    • Multiple transshipment options in Balboa, Panama, through the regional feeder network to/from Westcoast of Latin-America to Europe.
    • The Caribbean, Mexico and US Gulf will be connected via the ports of Manzanillo (Panama) and Cartagena (Colombia).

    About Maersk

    A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, we operate in 130 countries and employ roughly 76,000 people. Our mission is to enable and facilitate global supply chains and provide opportunities for our customers to trade globally.




2019 June 17

18:24 USCG saves six people, tows disabled vessel in Port Etches
17:59 Denis Krylov appointed General Director of Gazpromneft-Sakhalin
17:28 China and South Korea agree on ballast water exchange rules
17:04 Mermaid Maritime borrows a loan of USD 65 mln to extend the financing of two vessels
16:41 Neptune Lines welcomes Neptune Galene & Neptune Thalassa after scrubber installation
16:23 DG Termināls invests about 1 million euros during the year
16:17 Finnish ferry getting a diesel-electrical drivetrain system
16:04 MSC Katya R. sets record as largest container ship to boost Costa Rican export links to Europe
15:45 Singapore to host 18th Vessel Efficiency & Fuel Management Summit
15:26 Onezhsky Shipyard launches multifunctional buoy tender for Volga-Baltic Basin
15:04 Hunter Group sells one vessel
14:42 Gdansk, Poland to host 6th Operating Specialist Wind Vessels Summit
14:19 Seatrade Europe conference programme to include Marine Interiors specialist panel discussions
14:12 ClassNK releases amendments to class rules
13:55 Finland hosts an EU–China maritime meeting
13:31 AWT completed stage III of modernization and expansion of the Paskov Terminal
13:24 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 16,007 in RF spot market
13:10 The Irish Port of Cork and Port of Amsterdam to collaborate
12:48 Pella Shipyard launches tugboat of project 90600, Sadko, built for Sevmash-Shelf (video)
12:31 Port of Oakland exports up 8.4 percent in May 2019
12:01 North Carolina Ports adopts Vortex port equipment simulator
11:30 MEYER WERFT announces the keel laying for the new cruise ship IONA
11:15 Throughput of port Shanghai (China) in Jan-May’19 declined by 1.3% to 225.91 million tonnes
11:00 Panama Canal issues proposal to modify tolls structure
10:59 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in Jan-May’2019 fell by 7.7% Y-o-Y to 19.79 million tonnes
10:37 Fincantieri's Muggiano shipyard launches PPA “Paolo Thaon di Revel”
10:21 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
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2019 June 16

17:13 DC area agencies to conduct mass rescue exercise off National Harbor
16:05 Boskalis appointed as salvor for both damaged tankers in the Gulf of Oman
15:53 Fincantieri and Naval Group sign a joint venture agreement
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2019 June 15

15:44 Wight Shipyard rolls out its new windfarm support vessel concept at Seawork Int'l 2019
13:17 Malta Freeport hosts its first LNG-powered container ship
12:53 Petrobras closes the sale of TAG
11:41 USCG, local partners respond to sailing vessel aground off Magic Island
08:43 Vessel training simulation underway at Tema Port’s new Terminal 3

2019 June 14

18:05 Ole Martin Grimsrud appointed CFO of Aker Solutions
17:44 USCG Cordova FOL crew saves man stranded for three days on Montague Island
17:05 Knud E. Hansen wins two separate contracts for innovative large RoRo vessels
16:41 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from North East Asia to Australia
16:26 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 90,300 tonnes of cargo in Jan-May’2019, down 38.7% Y-o-Y
16:05 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to South Africa
15:14 “K” Line receives recognition for vessel speed reduction programs in the West Coast of North America
15:00 UK maritime industry leaders debate decarbonization, digital technologies and the future of safety at the annual ABS UK National Committee meeting
14:00 China Railway Container Transport signs strategic cooperation agreement with SITC International Holdings
13:38 Container throughput of Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port in 5M’2019 up 39% YoY to 89,649 TEUs
13:09 Algoma increases its interest in in the CSL International Pool
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12:09 Global Ship Lease announces new charter agreements
11:32 Bunker prices continue going down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
11:09 ECSA issues statement on suspected attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman
10:51 France signs up to fishing vessel training treaty
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