OCEANIA LOOP TWEAK

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is advising customers the Maersk Brani voyage 703S has had to be withdrawn from its current southbound voyage on the Oceania Loop 2 service to undertake urgent repairs in Manzanillo (Panama).

In a customer notice, the line this week stated that all import cargo onboard the vessel has been discharged at Manzanillo on January 29 and that the northbound vessel, Olga Maersk voyage 648N, is now en route to Manzanillo after calling at Cristobal.

“Export cargo to Philadelphia and Charleston will be discharged at [Manzanillo] and get loaded to a replacement vessel,” stated MSC.

It is understood that all import cargo discharged from the Maersk Brani is to be transferred to the Olga Maersk voyage 706S/706N on the following revised schedule:

  • Auckland February 18
  • Sydney February 22
  • Melbourne February 24
  • Port Chalmers February 28
  • Napier omit
  • Tauranga March 3
  • Auckland March 4
  • Cristobal March 20
  • Philadelphia March 28
  • Charleston March 31

Exports originally booked on the Maersk Brani 703S/703N will now be transferred to the Olga Maersk 706S/706N.

“Clients will be advised for their export bookings originally booked on the Olga Maersk 706S/706N when decision is made by the vessel operator.”