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Maersk Line NZ Strengthens Links With Key Regional Hub Ports

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Maersk Line NZ Strengthens Links With Key Regional Hub Ports

Changes to Maersk Line's New Zealand service schedule will give Kiwi companies better access to the major hub ports of South East Asia, says the company's Trade & Marketing Manager, Dave Gulik.

Customers were today advised the changes would come into effect on August 1.

Mr Gulik says changes to Maersk Line's NZ1 service will see the company replace the present four Dabou-class vessels with nine 2900-class vessels, increasing cargo capacity.

The new vessels are better suited to the cargo mix Maersk is likely to carry, and the accompanying schedule changes will further improve schedule reliability - a key focus for the company, says Mr Gulik.

"Over the past few months, the continuing high global demand for many New Zealand exports has meant space has been tight," he says.

"We are reasonably confident this level of demand will continue, and we are stepping up our service to meet it more effectively."

The changes include the introduction of direct services to Tanjung Pelepas from Christchurch and Tauranga. One of the fastest-growing ports in the world, Tanjung Pelepas is a major transhipment hub for Australasia and South East Asia.

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