Monday, August 25, 2008

Maersk Launches The Boomerang Service

Maersk Line launched the enhanced Asia to Australia service, which will bring a unique and innovative solution to servicing the Australian market. In creating a new and comprehensive 'pendulum loop', Maersk Line has combined three existing services into one single rotation. The company will deploy ten vessels allowing for the optimal combination of efficiency through size and ability to operate at economical speeds.

The new Asia - Australia service, which we will phase in on 27 September 2008, is named the 'Boomerang Service' to reflect its relation to Australia and to emphasise the strong link this service creates to the key economic areas in South East Asia and North East Asia.

Maersk Line will offer its customers a comprehensive and consistent coverage through a single and effective product. Furthermore, the new schedule will ensure an increased reliability.

The new service combines the present AU1 (North Asia to/from Australia), AU2 (East Asia to/from Australia), and AU3 (South East Asia to/from Australia) services and will offer its customers the following rotation:

Boomerang - North East Asia (Southbound): Yokohama (Japan), Nagoya (Japan), Osaka (Japan), Busan (South Korea), Qingdao (China), Shanghai (China), Ningbo (China), Chiwan (China), Hong Kong, Kaohsiung (Taiwan), Sydney (Australia), Melbourne (Australia), and Fremantle (Australia).

Boomerang - North East Asia (Northbound): Fremantle (Australia), Melbourne (Australia), Sydney (Australia), Brisbane (Australia), Yokohama (Japan), Nagoya (Japan), Osaka (Japan), Busan (South Korea), Qingdao (China), Shanghai (China), Ningbo (China), Chiwan (China), Hong Kong (HK), and Kaohsiung (Taiwan).

Boomerang - South East Asia (Southbound): Singapore, Tanjung Pelepas (Malaysia), Fremantle (Australia), Melbourne (Australia), Sydney (Australia), and Brisbane (Australia).

Boomerang - South East Asia (Northbound): Sydney (Australia), Melbourne (Australia), Fremantle (Australia), Singapore, and Tanjung Pelepas (Malaysia).

Source : TransportWeekly, 21 August 2008