The Danish shipping company said Polaris service connects New Zealand with Australia and the service upgrade will offer improved Transtasman connectivity and increased product flexibility by enabling New Zealand cargo routes via Australia as well as Lyttelton in our extensive Oceania network.
Meanwhile, Maersk announced another upgrade in the Oceania region, strengthening its direct PANZ service from Oceania to the North American west coast to address the current ongoing disruptions in New Zealand’s supply chain.
The three container vessels operating on the upgraded Polaris service are the 1,762 TEU Trieste Trader, the 1,762 TEU B Trader and the 2,240 TEU Nicolai Maersk.
As part of this network change, the Maersk Coastal Connect service will be discontinued over the next month, while Maersk noted that it will offer alternate coverage of the ports of Nelson and Timaru on the Polaris service weekly.
In addition, Maersk will also replace the Sydney call in Australia with Melbourne on the Polaris service, expand its Trans-Tasman service to/from Melbourne and enable New Zealand export cargo handling capabilities in Melbourne.
The port rotation is as follows: Melbourne (Australia) – Auckland (New Zealand) – Nelson (New Zealand) – Timaru (New Zealand) – Lyttelton (New Zealand) – Melbourne
Port o Auckland will be the only port on the Polaris service to be served bi-weekly.
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