Maersk Line updates Northern Star Service and Q4 network
Maersk Line issues update on the Northern Star seasonal programme and service network for the remainder of Q4 2018, the company said in its press release.
Based on the insights from seasonal programme, Maersk Line has decided to continue with current Star Network configuration and therefore will not be reinstating the Northern Star service in 2018.
Q4 2018 Network
Southern Star Routing
The Southern Star will continue to call at Sydney after Brisbane, and continue on to Napier, Tauranga, Lyttelton and Port Chalmers in New Zealand.
Port rotation: Tanjung Pelepas - Singapore - Brisbane - Sydney - Napier - Tauranga - Lyttelton, Port Chalmers - Tanjung Pelepas
OC1 Routing Change
The OC1 will continue to call at Timaru prior to Port Chalmers.
SOUTHERN STAR SERVICE MAP OC1 SERVICE MAP
Port rotation: Philadelphia - Charleston - Cartagena - Balboa - Auckland - Sydney - Melbourne - Timaru - Port Chalmers - Napier - Tauranga - Auckland - Manzanillo - Cartagena - Philadelphia
For the following ports where Maersk Line do not make a direct port call with Star network, Maersk Line will continue to offer the following products:
Both Imports and Exports will be carried by Pacifica to/ex Nelson, connecting from/to our deep-sea network in Tauranga.
Exports – No export service will be offered from Wellington. Napier is available as an alternative load port.
Imports – All cargo will be transported by rail from Tauranga to Wellington, and will be subject to additional rail costs.
Exports – Cargo will travel on the OC1 service ex Timaru, connecting to deep-sea network in Port Chalmers (Southern Star), Tauranga (Triple Star) or Auckland depending on the destination.
Imports – All cargo will be catered for via deep-sea network connecting to OC1 service.
Exports – All cargo will be accepted at Auckland MetroPort and will be transported by rail to Tauranga to connect to deep-sea network.
Imports – No change to routing