2M Alliance, which includes Maersk and MSC, has announced several reschedules in two of its services which connect Far East Asia with North Europe.

Particularly, the alliance will restart the AE1/Shogun Ningbo and AE6/Lion Shanghai Westbound calls, on 15 and 23 August respectively, with the services rotations being as follows:

  • AE1/Shogun Rotation Westbound

Ningbo– Shanghai – Xiamen – Tanjung Pelepas – Felixstowe – Rotterdam – Bremerhaven

  • AE6/Lion Rotation Westbound

Ningbo – Shanghai – Yantian – Tanjung Pelepas – Sines- Antwerp – Le Havre – Felixstowe – Algeciras

The reinstatement of the port calls will be introduced effective from the following vessels:

2M Alliance updates Far East Asia 1


2M Alliance updates Far East Asia 2


The Alliance of Maersk and MSC will also change its service coverage on the AE6/Lion service by structurally omitting the Yantian Eastbound call on 16 September.

2M Alliance updates Far East Asia 3

First effective vessels for port omission – Eastbound.

This is a result of the Covid-19 pandemic challenges, such as port congestion and delays across global supply chains, according to Maersk.

2M Alliance will implement alternative routings aiming to mitigate the impact on its customers.