P&O NEDLLOYD, CONTSHIP CUT MED/AUSTRALIASIA CAPACITY
P&O Nedlloyd and Contship Containerlines are reducing the capacity
deploy in one of their two joint container services between the
Mediterranean, Australia and New Zealand.
Smaller, chartered 2,200-TEU vessels will replace the service’s
2,900-TEU ships, a spokesman for P&O Nedlloyd said.
The fortnightly service will now call at Damietta, Egypt, and will no
longer make direct calls at Wellington and Lyttelton, New Zealand.
The revised rotation is Salerno, La Spezia, Marseilles-Fos, Barcelona,
Damietta, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Port Chalmers, Melbourne, Fremantle,
Singapore, Jeddah, Port Said, Piraeus and Salerno.
The service dovetails with another fortnightly service of Contship and
P&O Nedlloyd to provide a combined weekly frequency in this trade.