Extended service will include calls to Rotterdam, Felixstowe, and Bremerhaven, a boost for Indian exporters

AP Moller–Maersk has announced what it has called a ”significant upgrade” to its ME2 ocean service, boosting links between India and northern Europe.

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As of the third week of April, the ME2 service will include port calls to key destinations such as Rotterdam, Felixstowe, and Bremerhaven.

The future port rotation of the ME2 service will be Port Tangier, Algeciras, Rotterdam, Felixstowe, Bremerhaven, Port Tangier, Salalah, Jebel Ali, Mundra, Nhava Sheva and Port Tangier.

The strategic extension of the ME2 service to key destinations in North Europe would benefit North India’s exporters, Maersk outlined, with transit times for ocean transports between Mumbai ports and North Europe shortened by five to seven days.

”Maersk is committed to delivering faster and more reliable ocean services,” said Morten Juul, head of regional ocean management for Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Africa at Maersk.

”With the enhancements made to the ME2 service, we are emphasising our commitment towards one of the most important trade routes.

”By adding port calls to key destinations in north Europe, we are empowering our customers with faster access to the vital market, thereby enabling them to capitalise on business opportunities and increase their competitiveness,” he added.

Despite the expansion, the nominal capacity of the weekly ME2 service will remain unchanged, with Maersk adding two additional vessels to the rotation to accommodate the extended coverage in north Europe.