Tuesday 28th Mar 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

Maersk adds service following Hanjin Shipping collapse

Maersk Line is introducing a new service between Asia and the United States West Coast following the collapse of Hanjin Shipping.

It said in a statement: “In response to the changing market situation on the Transpacific trade, Maersk Line is introducing a new service between Asia and the United States West Coast. The TP1 service will complement Maersk Line’s existing product portfolio on the Transpacific. The first sailing is scheduled for 15 September.

Klaus Rud Sejling, head of Maersk Line’s East-West Network, said: “We are responding to increased demand in the Transpacific. With supply chains disrupted, many customers are approaching us for transport solutions for their cargo. The TP1 service is a stable, long term solution to meet our customers’ needs.”

It has been estimated that some $14 billion of cargo was left stranded at sea after Hanjin filed for bankruptcy protection at the beginning of September.

According to figures from Alphaliner, Hanjin moved more than 600,000 containers last year – some three per cent of the global total. There is now speculation that container rates will rise as a result.

Hanjin update on ship status

Hanjin Shipping, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the beginning of September, has published a status update for its ships, many of which are waiting in open sea.

It has also added details of how to track cargo without having to log in.

It has been estimated that some $14 billion of cargo was left stranded at sea after Hanjin filed for bankruptcy protection at the beginning of September.

According to figures from Alphaliner, Hanjin moved more than 600,000 containers last year – some three per cent of the global total. There is now speculation that container rates will rise as a result.

Maersk Line is introducing a new service between Asia and the United States West Coast following the collapse of Hanjin Shipping.

It said in a statement: “In response to the changing market situation on the Transpacific trade, Maersk Line is introducing a new service between Asia and the United States West Coast. The TP1 service will complement Maersk Line’s existing product portfolio on the Transpacific. The first sailing is scheduled for 15 September.

Operating vessel status on 12th September.

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