Maersk Line will broaden the coverage of its Straits – New Zealand service next month and add an Australian call to the loop. As of 1 November, the weekly service will start calling at Sydney (Botany Bay) en route to New Zealand. The 2,833 teu JENS MAERSK will inaugurate the new call.
In spite of the extra call, the service will continue to turn in 35 days with a fleet of five ships. The revised rotation stands as follows: Tanjung Pelepas, Singapore, Sydney, Nelson, Wellington, Tauranga, Tanjung Pelepas.
The service originates from the split of Maersk Line’s previous ‘Northern and Southern Star’ butterfly loop, which the carrier split into two separate operations in July.
The other loop will remain unchanged and it continues to serve Tanjung Pelepas, Singapore, Brisbane, Auckland, Lyttelton, Otago (Port Chalmers), Tanjung Pelepas.