MSC to Resume Maple Service on Transpacific Route

Image Courtesy: MSC

Switzerland-based Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) plans to resume its Maple service, which will sail from Yantian, China and include Vancouver, Canada in its full rotation, starting from October 28, 2016.

“Maple is an exclusive MSC provision, and since September has omitted three calls during the so-called ‘Golden Week’ period,” the company said.

MSC added it will now resume its full service with a rotation which sees the containership MSC Rochelle departing Yantian on October 28, and calling Shanghai (China), Busan (South Korea), Long Beach (US) and Vancouver.

The service was first introduced in mid-September on the Transpacific Trade, in an effort to minimize the effects of Hanjin Shipping’s decision to file for bankruptcy at the end of August.

Maersk, which forms the 2M Alliance together with MSC, joined the company’s efforts to cover Hanjin’s operations by announcing a new service between Asia and the US West Coast, the TP1 service.

When asked about the possibility to suspend the TP1 service on the Transpacific Trade, Maersk Line told World Maritime News that the “TP1 will continue to exist.”

“We are currently reviewing the plans for TP1 and ate customers and market in due time. In the meantime we are deploying extraloaders according to customers’ needs,” Maersk added.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Feb 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 1 2 3 4 5

9th Annual Coasts and Marine Structures 2017 Conference

Discover Best Practise Strategies for Design, Planning, Construction and Asset Management

To remain competitive, Australian port operators must plan, design, manage and maintain their assets more creatively and proactively to meet future demands and drive profitability.

With this in mind, the Coast and Marine Structures Summit 2017 will focus on key considerations relevant to ensuring your existing assets are maximised and prepared to accommodate bigger vessels.

Hear from 20+ global experts including Maritime/Coastal Engineers, Contractors, Port Authorities and more, including GHD (USA), Indonesian Port Corporation (Asia), G-Group Consulting (New Zealand), Ausenco (Australia), Port Authority NSW (Australia), to name a few.

By attending this 2-day conference, you’ll learn about:

– Innovative planning and design of ports to create efficiencies that drive profit
– Best practice asset management strategies and new PIANC design principles for bulk terminals
– Proactive asset management and maintenance to improve durability and maximise and extend asset lifecycles
– Alternative material and protection techniques trialled and tested in the US and Europe
– Strategies to shift organisational culture and mindset from asset management to asset maintenance
– How you can leverage technology to increase the efficiency of your marine structures
– Case studies on retrofitting, expanding and upgrading your ports in cost-effective ways

More info

read more >

European Shipping Week 2017

European Shipping Week is intended to be a platform where policy-makers from the main EU institutions will meet and engage with European…

read more >

SNS2017 – The Southern North Sea Conference & Exhibition

EEEGR’s flagship Southern North Sea conference is the most important event for the energy sector in the East of England…

read more >

Seatrade Cruise Global

For more than 30 years, Seatrade Cruise Global has been the leading international exhibition and conference serving the cruise industry…

read more >