Maersk Line's new Daily Maersk service is delivering what it promised, claims an official release. Since the first cut-off on October 24, absolute reliability has been matched with average on-time cargo availability of 99.4 per cent.
Maersk Line is now improving the product into three ports in North Europe:
-Shanghai-Zeebrugge: 26 days-Also connecting Japan and Hong Kong direct
-Shanghai-Hamburg: 28 days
-Shanghai-Le Havre: 26 days-Also connecting North China direct
Though the Daily Maersk transportation time promise doesn't apply on these corridors, Maersk Line customers on the corridors now have the opportunity to benefit from the increased reliability offered by inclusion on the Daily Maersk conveyor belt. The changes will take effect in connection with the discontinuation of the VSA, with CMA CGM, mid-February.
Mr Vincent Clerc, Vice-President of Europe Service at Maersk Line, says, "The cancellation of the vessel-sharing agreement with CMA CGM offered us another opportunity to look at how we served customers moving cargo between Asia and North Europe. We found that... we could actually offer an enhanced service to customers in more corridors and maintain our promise on the Daily Maersk corridors. So that is what we did."