The largest container alliance in the world 2M Alliance, comprising Maersk and MSC, decided to make changes to its Transatlantic network.

The alterations in 2M’s North Europe – North America and Mediterranean – North America services will be effective within the first quarter of the year.

Maersk and MSC have announced the following changes in its Transatlantic services:

Regions Service Change to Vessel sequence Change to rotation
North Europe to/from North America TA1/NEUALT1 1 vessel to be added No Change
New Rotation Antwerp / Rotterdam / Bremerhaven / Norfolk / Charleston / Houston / Norfolk / Antwerp Antwerp / Rotterdam / Bremerhaven / Norfolk / Charleston / Houston / Norfolk / Antwerp
TA2/NEULT2 no change Charleston removed
New Rotation Bremerhaven / Antwerp / Le Havre / Newark / Norfolk / Baltimore / Savannah / Newark / Bremerhaven Bremerhaven / Antwerp / Le Havre / Newark / Norfolk / Baltimore / Savannah / Newark / Bremerhaven
TA3/NEULT3 1 vessel to be added Charleston added
Antwerp / Rotterdam / Bremerhaven / Newark / Charleston / Veracruz / Altamira / New Orleans / Mobile / Freeport / Charleston / Antwerp Antwerp / Rotterdam / Bremerhaven / Newark / Charleston / Veracruz / Altamira / New Orleans / Mobile / Freeport / Charleston / Antwerp
Mediterranean to/from North America TA5/MEDUSEC No change Valencia first call removed
New Rotation Gioia Tauro / Naples / Leghorn / Genoa / Algeciras / Newark / Baltimore / Norfolk / Savannah / Charleston / Tangier MED / Valencia / Gioia Tauro Gioia Tauro / Naples / Leghorn / Genoa / Algeciras / Newark / Baltimore / Norfolk / Savannah / Charleston / Tangier MED / Valencia / Gioia Tauro
TA6/MEDGULF 1 vessel to be added Sines second call removed
New Rotation Gioia Tauro / Naples / La Spezia / Barcelona / Valencia / Algeciras / Sines / Freeport / Miami / Veracruz / Altamira / Houston / New Orleans / Miami / Freeport / Algeciras / Barcelona / Gioia Tauro Gioia Tauro / Naples / La Spezia / Barcelona / Valencia / Algeciras / Sines / Freeport / Miami / Veracruz / Altamira / Houston / New Orleans / Miami / Freeport / Algeciras / Barcelona / Gioia Tauro

Maersk said the purpose of this decision is to reduce schedule gaps and slidings, boost weekly coverage and allow for more robust supply chain planning.

Additionally, among the 2M Alliance’s goals is to reduce fuel consumption. With the start of the changed proforma, 2M Alliance will adjust the speed of its ships to reduce emissions, in order to meet its goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.

Source: Container News