Maersk Line diverting two services to Liverpool from delay hit Felixstowe

Maersk Line is diverting one of its transatlantic services with MSC and its COEX service to the Port of Liverpool for 12 weeks from Felixstowe which has been hit by delays over the last month since installing a new IT system.

“As shared previously, unfortunately Felixstowe terminal is suffering from slow operations caused by IT system issues. In order to protect our service integrity, we will be moving our 2M TA2 and COEX services from Felixstowe to Liverpool for a duration of 12 weeks,” Maersk said.

The line has already omitted Felixstowe calls on an adhoc basis on some services due to severe delays at the British port over the last month since it installed a new terminal operating system.

The first call on the COEX service at Liverpool will be the Cap Beatrice on 20 July, and the vessels Archimidis on 22 July on the AE2 service.

Hutchison Ports run Felixstowe said earlier this week that productivity at the port had returned to 80% of the levels before the new IT system went live.

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Posted 13 July 2018

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Marcus Hand

Editor, Seatrade Maritime News