Maersk Announce Upgraded New Zealand Service

A Maersk container ship in port
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Maersk has unveiled a new upgraded service designed to enhance logistics solutions for New Zealand and the surrounding islands.

Starting May 17 from the port of Tauranga, the newly launched NZPAC network will provide a consistent, weekly service from New Zealand (Tauranga, Auckland) to Fiji (Suva, Lautoka) and Samoa (Apia), occurring on a fixed day each week.

The Danish shipping giant also indicated that the enhanced service will include bi-weekly stops at American Samoa (Pago Pago) and Tonga (Nuku'alofa).

The vessels PFL Matai, Capitaine Tasman, and Capitaine Tupaia will operate within the NZPAC service rotation.

With this network improvement, Maersk will discontinue its current Fiji Express service. The company has stated that shipments from New Zealand that were scheduled for Fiji Express will be rearranged onto the new NZPAC service.

Shipments originating from Fiji and other Pacific Islands will be transferred to the earliest possible NZPAC voyage after the new schedule takes effect.