Maersk tweaks Europe/Canada loop berth hours
Maersk Line will amend the berthing pattern of its TA4 service between northern Europe and Canada from Sept. 12, the line said in a notice this week.
'There will be a slight change in the Canada service (TA4) to accommodate increased containers to and from the vessels in Rotterdam,' Maersk said. 'The Rotterdam window will be extended by four hours, and the Bremerhaven window will be postponed by one shift, which means that arrival in Bremerhaven will be on Tuesdays going forward. The rotation and terminals will not change, just as the arrival and departure to and from North Europe will remain unchanged.'
According to American Shipper affiliate ComPair Data, the rotation of the TA4 is Rotterdam, Bremerhaven, Antwerp, Montreal, Halifax and Rotterdam. The service operates with four vessels with an average capacity of 2,890 TEUs. CMA CGM and APL takes slots.
Maersk also said it will seek a rate increase on shipments from the United States to West Africa from Oct. 1.
The increases are:
' $150 per container to Apapa, Tin Can Island, Freetown, Monrovia, Namibe, and Tema.
' $150 per 20-foot container and $300 per 40-foot or 45-foot container to ports in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde Island, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Western Sahara.
' $1,000 per container to Malabo, in Equatorial Guinea.