Maersk Line is to revise the rotation of its ‘Ecumed’ Black Sea to West Coast of South America service with the addition of westbound calls at Izmir and at the central Med hub of Marsaxlokk. The new westbound call at Malta will come in addition to the Ecumed’s present eastbound calls, whereas Izmir was not served by the ‘Ecumed’ so far.
The revised rotation reads as follows: Novorossiysk, Ambarli, Izmit, Izmir (new), Marsaxlokk (new), Algeciras, Caucedo, Manzanillo (Pan), Panama Canal (waypoint), Buenaventura, Guayaquil, Balboa, Panama Canal (waypoint), Manzanillo (Pan), Algeciras, Marsaxlokk, Izmit, Ambarli, Yuzhnyy, Novorossiysk.
The 3,078 MAERSK BOGOR has inaugurated the new rotation with last week’s northbound sailing from Buenaventura and the first call at the new port of Izmir is scheduled for 5 November.
Along with the addition of the two calls, the service rotation is extended from nine to ten weeks and a tenth ship, the 3,078 teu MAERSK BALI, will be redeployed to the ‘Ecumed’ in order to maintain weekly sailings.