Maersk enhances services from Kenya to Europe to create customer value
The changes in network are primarily aimed at providing higher predictability and offering more flexibility to customers’ supply chains.
Maersk has decided to strengthen its Mombasa to North Europe service, specifically Felixstowe and Rotterdam, by providing a single transhipment product via the Port of Salalah in Oman.
The changes in network are primarily aimed at providing higher predictability and offering more flexibility to customers’ supply chains. Redesigning the network from Salalah the ME7 service will bring more resilience to customers’ supply chains, further protecting them from operational challenges that arise out of contingencies.
Carl Lorenz, Maersk Eastern Africa Managing Director, said:
“This ocean product enhancement will ensure further peace of mind to Kenyan exporters injecting more resilience, predictability, and reliability into our customers’ supply chains, particularly essential for perishable cargo from Kenya. It’s great to see this important market being prioritised where global reliability in Ocean Freight is more of a challenge than ever.”
The ME7 service will connect Kenya’s exports via Salalah to Europe ensuring the cargo will flow smoothly without getting affected by unforeseen delays in case of congestion. The ME7 service will also provide regular rotations between the hubs of Colombo and Salalah, thus letting customers have a more flexible option of moving their cargo.