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Maersk launches Asia-Europe network with more ships and fewer calls

Six ships will be added to Maersk's new route network between Asia and Europe. On the other hand, the shipping line will lower its vessel speed and several port calls will be removed. The maneuver will ensure that Maersk maintains its top ranking in schedule reliability.

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Maersk's ships must arrive on time. To ensure this, the shipping line adds ships and reduces its number of port calls on its container shipping network between Asia and Europe, says the company in a press release Wednesday.

The liner company's new route network will come into force in March 2019.

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