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HAPAG-LLOYD has put out a notice to customers that it will be making changes to its Australia-New Zealand via Panama service (ANP), which travels between the United States, Latin America and Oceania.

The company said in a statement, “The global logistics industry is facing an unprecedented strain. This situation has led to changes that affect supply chains worldwide.

“If you are shipping between the United States, Latin America, and Oceania in our ANP service, please know that there are important changes coming up that might impact your cargo planning.”

The company said, “with the aim of maintaining a continuous service”, port calls at Cartagena, Columbia and Timaru, New Zealand will be changed.

Hapag-Lloyd will remove one of two Cartagena northbound calls on the ANP service’s weekly rotation. The first vessel not to call Cartagena, Terminal de Contenedores, is Maersk Bintan V.122 N.

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“Please note that the ANP service will retain one port call in Cartagena, Terminal Sociedad Portuaria Regi, to continue offering a service into and out of Cartagena,” the company said.

The port of Timaru will be omitted until further notice. The first vessel to omit Timaru will be Maersk Bintan V 133 N on 25 August 2021.

The port rotation for this service is as follows: Sydney, AU > Melbourne, AU > Port Chalmers, NZ > Napier, NZ > Tauranga, NZ > Manzanillo, PA > Cartagena, CO > Philadelphia, US > Charleston, US > Cartagena, CO > Balboa, PA > Tauranga, NZ > Sydney, AU

“We thank you for your understanding and please know that if you should require additional information our customer service team at your location will guide you based on your individual situation,” the company said.

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