MAERSK SEALAND ADDS BRISBANE TO ASIA/NEW ZEALAND SERVICE
Maersk Sealand is adding the Australian port of Brisbane to its two fortnightly Asia/New Zealand services. The first call at the port will be made by “Nora Maersk” on Feb. 5.
The two fortnightly loops each use two 2,226-TEU vessels and have a port rotation of:
Loop 1: Tanjung Pelepas, Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Timaru, Nelson, New Plymouth and Tanjung Pelepas.
Loop 2: Tanjung Pelepas, Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Lyttelton, Port Chalmers and Tanjung Pelepas.
Maersk Sealand’s fortnightly U.S./Australia/New Zealand Oceania service also connects Brisbane with New Zealand. According to a statement from Maersk Sealand, cargo from New Zealand destined for Japan and Korea will be transshipped via Brisbane, aimed at improving transit times for New Zealand shippers to those markets.