Maersk: “We may be able use barge services in and out of Baltimore”

In a customer advisory released today, Maersk says that the opening of the new third temporary access channel to Baltimore could potentially allow it and other carriers to operate limited barge services into and out of the Port of Baltimore.

Following is the text of the advisory:

“The Baltimore Captain of the Port (COTP) has announced the opening of a third temporary alternate channel to provide limited access for commercially essential vessels in the Port of Baltimore. This channel, with a...

Maersk Edmonton marks debut call at Sri Lanka’s East Container Terminal

On 5 April 2024, Maersk Edmonton, a vessel operating within West Africa Xpress Service (WAX Service) of Maersk and CMA CGM, made its inaugural call at the East Container Terminal (ECT) of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA).

This milestone marks Maersk’s first visit to the ECT but also signifies the beginning of a promising partnership between the Danish container giant and SLPA.

The launch of this new service was initiated by CMA CGM Sri Lanka and was formally established during a delegation...

Maersk enhances service connecting North Europe with India

Danish ocean carrier Maersk has decided to upgrade its ME2 container service with the addition of port calls to key destinations in North Europe.

In particular, Maersk will include the ports of Rotterdam, Felixstowe and Bremerhaven in the ME2 service rotation from the third week of April.

The updated port rotation of the ME2 service will be Port Tangier (Morocco) – Algeciras (Spain) – Rotterdam (Netherlands) – Felixstowe (UK) – Bremerhaven (Germany) – Port Tangier – Salalah (Egypt) – Jebel Ali...

Maersk implements new surcharges from Asia

Maersk has announced increases in its peak season surcharges from several ports in Asia to Kenya, effective from 29 April and 13 May.

Below are the details of the revised tariff amounts:

Charge name Origin Destination Rate basis Container Rate

Peak Season Surcharge

Peak Season Surcharge

Brunei, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, East Timor


Per container



Brunei, Vietnam, Indonesia,...

Dali owners declare General Average

Grace Ocean, the owner of the container ship that knocked down the Baltimore bridge in May, has declared a General Average (GA) on the containers on board.

The company believes the salvage operations will lead to extraordinary costs for which they expect contributions from all salvaged parties under the General Average. At the time of writing, there is no indication as to when and where Dali will be berthed and unloaded.

MSC said that although the vessel’s salvage operations are still ongoing,...

Maersk restructures Europe-West Africa service network

Danish ocean carrier Maersk has announced changes in its Europe-West Africa service network, which will take effect from the 17th week of the year.

The company said that the WAF7 and WAF13 services will be merged and will be extended to Coega in South Africa aiming to meet the seasonal market demand in the country, while the WAF2 service will be upgraded and extended to Freetown in Sierra Leone.

Maersk added that it will extend its WAF6 service to Egypt’s Port Said to offer better coverage and...

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