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Maersk rejigs M.East & Indian Subcontinent - US E.Coast services

Maersk rejigs M.East & Indian Subcontinent - US E.Coast services

Copenhagen: Danish container giant Maersk Line today announced the following enhancements to its services between the Middle East & Indian Subcontinent to the US East Coast:

- Improved eastbound transit times by removing the Malaga call from MECL1
- Reversed Charleston (SC, US) & Norfolk (VA, US) calls on the MECL1 for faster transit time between Norfolk - Jebel Ali (UAE)
- Fast eastbound service to Port Said (Egypt) on the MECL1

- Direct Houston call on MECL2 resulting in improved transit times
- Direct Djibouti call on MECL2 eastbound voyage (alternate weeks)
- Connections via Algeciras (Spain) and Gioia Tauro (Italy) available for Mediterranean cargo
- Fast and direct inbound service from Port Said (Egypt)
- Direct call to Aqaba (Jordan) maintained on the MECL2 for time sensitive cargo to North America
- Market exclusive direct calls in Chennai (India) maintained on the MECL2

Effective dates:
- MECL1 - first eastbound sailing: Maersk Missouri voyage 0903 from Norfolk on 31 January 2009
- MECL2 - first Westbound sailing: Gosport Maersk voyage 0902 from Colombo on 25 January 2009
- MECL2 - first eastbound sailing exports from Houston: SL Commitment voyage 0903 on 13 January 2009.  [09/01/09]