• 2019 May 17 18:22

    Maersk launches new CLX service, optimized West Coast Latin America - NE network

    Maersk announced changes to optimize its West Coast Latin America – North Europe network, including the launch of its new CLX service connecting Chile, Peru, Panama and Colombia with North Europe and enhancements to its other services, with extended coverage to/from Colombia.

    Together Maersk and Hamburg Süd will manage its own network with full operational control to/from West Coast Latin America and Northern Europe. This complements Maersk’s ambition that the integration of Maersk and Hamburg Süd’s networks will provide customers with first class market coverage, attractive direct services, competitive transit times, high schedule reliability and other benefits via a combined global network.

    “The changes to West Coast Latin America – North Europe network and the launch of our new CLX service are a continuation of our efforts to optimize our network and generate synergies from the acquisition of Hamburg Süd. The new network will give our customers improved connectivity, a stand-alone service with direct connections from Chile (San Antonio and San Vicente) and Colombia (Santa Marta), access to an extensive feeder network and multiple transhipment options to/from West Coast of Latin-America and Europe via Panama,” explains Lars Nielsen, Maersk Regional Managing Director, Latin America & the Caribbean.

    Starting June 2019, Maersk will optimize its services and vessels operating to/from the West Coast of Latin America and North Europe to meet the needs of its customers and remain cost competitive.

    The network will provide greater connectivity between Hamburg Süd and Maersk’s existing liner services in the region, which will result in better greater coverage, improvements in transit times and enhanced cargo flows to continue enabling trade for Latin American exporters and ensure consumers access to every day goods. Some notable changes include:

    • Launch of the new CLX service which will provide direct coverage between Chile (San Antonio/San Vicente), Peru (Callao) & (Santa Marta / Cartagena) Colombia and North Europe – Germany (Hamburg), UK (London), Netherlands (Rotterdam), Belgium (Antwerp). It will operate with larger L-Type vessels to ensure cost optimization. The first northbound sailing of the new service is scheduled to be on June 10, 2019, with the “Luna Maersk” departing from San Antonio.
    • The Costa Rica Express (CRX) service will continue, as it does today, to provide direct coverage to/from Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico & Panama and Northern Europe.
    • The current Ecubex service which connects Ecuador with Northern Europe will now also call Colombia (Santa Marta) and the UK (Portsmouth).
    • The CLX and Ecubex services will offer direct services from Santa Marta, Colombia, to Northern Europe.
    • An extensive feeder network linking the vast majority of West Coast Latin American ports with the European ports of Antwerp, Rotterdam, London and Hamburg.
    • Multiple transshipment options in Balboa, Panama, through the regional feeder network to/from Westcoast of Latin-America to Europe.
    • The Caribbean, Mexico and US Gulf will be connected via the ports of Manzanillo (Panama) and Cartagena (Colombia).

    About Maersk

    A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, we operate in 130 countries and employ roughly 76,000 people. Our mission is to enable and facilitate global supply chains and provide opportunities for our customers to trade globally.




2019 July 15

17:58 IAPH welcomes new Associate Member from Switzerland
17:33 NIBULON transported 3.5 million tonnes of cargoes by water transport
17:06 Hapag-Lloyd to introduce new Middle East-India-Africa Express Service
16:07 Desktop Just-In-Time trial yields positive results in cutting emissions
15:44 Prevention of marine pollution in South Asia discussed at regional workshop
15:15 Cargotec’s MacGregor receives clearance from the Chinese competition regulator for the acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group
14:56 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 116,000 tonnes of cargo in 6M’2019, down 35.5% Y-o-Y
14:39 RS issues revised Rules for Classification and Construction of ships carrying liquefied gas
14:15 SEACOR Marine announces departure of Chief Operating Officer
13:53 Sever Bay Port terminal on Taimyr included into RF area planning scheme
13:32 MAN Energy Solutions, DSME and HSD Engine sign strategic agreement on engine digitization
13:01 CargoSmart announces GSBN Service Agreements with CMA CGM, COSCO SHIPPING LINES, COSCO SHIPPING Ports, Hapag-Lloyd, Hutchison Ports, OOCL, Port of Qingdao, PSA International and Shanghai International Port Group
12:48 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 16,149 in RF spot market
12:30 ABS and MOL sign MOU to build up to 14 next generation gas carriers
12:14 DSME Smart Ship Solution approved by LR
11:52 Atomenergomash JSC and Aker Arctic Technology Inc sign memorandum of understanding
11:43 MEYER intensifies partnership with Stengel
11:27 SailGP partners with Port of Southampton to deliver Cowes SailGP Tech Area
11:01 Rashid Sharipov elected as Chairman of NCSP BoD
10:25 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 15
10:18 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.01% to $66.73, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.15% to $60.12
09:54 KN enhances portfolio of loaded oil products and rendered services
09:30 Throughput of port Shanghai (China) in Jan-June’19 declined by 2.1% to 272.29 million tonnes
09:13 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,865 points

2019 July 14

16:09 USCG coordinates rescue of fishermen 1300 miles southwest of San Diego
15:22 Sanmar Shipyards strengthens its executive team
13:21 MOL sets conditions for issue of 'sustainability' bonds
12:11 SCHOTTEL and ULSTEIN with new cooperation to optimise ship operations with digital services
11:56 Navios Containers promotes Erifili Tsironi as CFO
10:55 2020 Bulkers Ltd. inks chartering agreements with Koch for three Newcastlemax dry bulk carriers

2019 July 13

15:19 Japanese fishing company convicted of obstruction of justice and falsifying records to cover up illegal oil and garbage pollution
13:52 HII completes flight deck on aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy
12:28 SHI wins orders for eco-friendly and highly efficient S-Max tankers
11:23 VT Halter Marine bags $2.9 million contract for U.S. Navy CMAMP program study

2019 July 12

18:19 Shantou China Merchants Port Group takes delivery of eight Kalmar empty container handlers
18:01 Safety of ships and fishing gets a boost in Ghana
17:44 IMO and FAO join efforts to reduce marine plastic litter from fishing vessels
17:26 Throughput of Russian seaports in 6M'2019 grew by 2.8% to 409.0 million tonnes of cargo (detalization)
17:03 SEA\LNG releases study showing benefits of LNG
16:42 North-Western Shipping Company carried 2.3 million tonnes of cargo in H1’19
16:25 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-June’2019 fell by 19% Y-o-Y to 5.82 million tonnes
16:03 Diana Shipping announces increase of purchase price and extension of tender offer for shares of common stock
15:24 Throughput of port Vysotsk in Jan-June'2019 climbed by 5% Y-o-Y to 9.44 million tonnes
15:03 Port of Long Beach cargo volume tops 677,000 TEUs in June 2019
14:31 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard lays down yet another minesweeper of Project 12700
14:03 MOL schedules a major renovation of its operated cruise ship, the Nippon Maru
13:02 Höegh LNG executes 18 month interim LNGC timecharter with Cheniere for Höegh Galleon
12:52 NOVATEK’s hydrocarbon production totaled 296.1 million boe in H1’2019
12:00 Throughput of port Primorsk in Jan-June’2019 grew by 11% Y-o-Y to 29.83 million tonnes
11:23 Damen signs maintenance contract with Netherlands Ministry of Defence
11:01 Port of Ust-Luga handled 54.334 million tonnes in 6M’19, up 11% Y-o-Y
10:40 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg in 6M'2019 climbed by 1% Y-o-Y to 30.07 million tonnes
10:36 Belships to expand its fleet with 20th Ultramax newbuilding in 2021
09:54 Bunker prices are going up at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
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2019 July 11

18:36 Denmark starts developing the new digital Register of Shipping
18:13 Naval Energies and Hitachi Zosen Corporation in floating wind energy agreement
18:06 Northwest Seaport Alliance breaks ground on $500M Terminal 5 modernization