By Redacción PortalPortuario.cl
Maersk announced changes to optimize its West Coast network in Latin America – Northern Europe, including the launch of its new CLX service linking Chile, Peru, Panama and Colombia with Northern Europe and improvements to other services, such as extended coverage from / to Colombia.
together, Maersk and Hamburg Süd They will manage their own network with full operational control from Latin America and the west coast of northern Europe.
This complements the ambition for Maersk, that the integration of the network off Maersk and Hamburg Süd, will provide customers with premium market coverage, attractive direct services, competitive transit times, high reliability and other benefits through a combined global network.
"The changes in the network of Latin America – the west coast of Northern Europe and the launch of our new CLX service are part of our ongoing efforts to optimize our network and create synergies from the acquisition of Hamburg South.
The new network will give our customers better connectivity, an independent service with direct connections from Chile (San Antonio and San Vicente) and Colombia (Santa Marta), access to a wide network of feed vessels and several transhipment options from / to the west coast of Latin America and Europe through Panama, "he explains. Lars Nielsen, Maersk Regional CEO for Latin America and the Caribbean.
As of June 2019, Maersk It will optimize its services and ships going from / to the west coast of Latin America and Northern Europe to meet customer needs and continue to maintain competitive costs.
The optimized network will provide greater connectivity, flexibility, especially for cooling and reliability, with improvements in transit times and better load flows to continue to facilitate the growth of your business.
Maersk announced that the CLX service will change will provide direct coverage between Chile (San Antonio / San Vicente), Peru (Callao) and (Santa Marta / Cartagena) Colombia and Northern Europe – Germany (Hamburg), UK (London), Netherlands (Rotterdam) , Belgium (Antwerp). It will work with larger vessels, the L-Type, with 1,400 reefer plugs on board, which are adapted to the needs of the route. The first exit north of the new service is scheduled for June 10, 2019, with "Luna Maersk" departing from San Antonio.
In addition, the Costa Rica Express (CRX) service, as it does today, continues to provide direct coverage between Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, Panama and Northern Europe.
On the other hand, the Ecubex service that connects Ecuador with Northern Europe will now also land in Colombia (Santa Marta) and the UK (Portsmouth). To ensure optimum transit times, it will stop calling Balboa (Panama) and Rotterdam (Netherlands) as these ports will be covered by other services.
Similarly, CLX and Ecubex services will offer direct services from Santa Marta, Colombia to Northern Europe
On the other hand, an extensive network of feed vessels will connect most ports on the west coast of Latin America with European ports, including several transhipment options in Balboa, Panama. Through the regional network, link to / from the west coast in Latin America and Europe comes
Similarly, the Caribbean, Mexico and the United States Gulf will be linked through the Manzanillo (Panama) and Cartagena (Colombia) ports.