Maersk Line has announced its AE7 service will replace Felixstowe port with DP World London Gateway.
This comes on the back of congestion experienced at Felixstowe port caused by a new terminal operating system.
Maersk Line said it hoped that with this change, customers will experience a “reduced number of schedule changes and unexpected disruptions, all while enjoying the usual service level provided by Maersk”.
Maersk Line’s AE7 service, which operates as part of its Asia-Europe loop, will start calling at DP World London Gateway on 27 November, with MSC Diana the last vessel to call at Felixstowe on 20 November.
The first ship to call London Gateway will be Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller on 27 November. This is the Asia-Europe deepsea service London Gateway has won.
Felixstowe's new TOS installation in June has caused operational issues and service diversions to DP World London Gateway and Southampton.
An increasing number of shippers have also switched to Liverpool.