Hamburg, February 15, 2017. Thanks to a slot charter agreement with Maersk Line, Hamburg Süd will be offering an improved service in the East–West trades in the future. In a total of five trades, the number of weekly sailings will be increased from the present eleven to 16. The number of ports called at will rise to over 60, the number of direct port pairs to more than 145.
Volumes booked through Hamburg Süd will be carried on the ships of the 2M network. “The East–West trade lanes are an important part of our entire product portfolio. They give our customers seamless access to the world’s largest liner services – and do so in the customary Hamburg Süd quality,” says Peter Frederiksen, Member of the Executive Board of Hamburg Süd.
Pending approval by the responsible authorities, the slot charter agreement is expected to enter into force on April 1, 2017.