30 Apr 2014

Maersk to reduce its operations in Pacific

7:22 am on 30 April 2014

The global shipping giant, Maersk, is to further reduce its operations in Pacific regional trade routes, withdrawing its New Zealand-New Caledonia-Fiji Pacific Islands Express direct service.

Islands Business reports that from June, the carrier will switch to slot-charter agreements to cover these markets, following "an extensive review" of Pacific Islands operations.

Maersk is understood to be looking to buy slots on Sofrana Unilines' WestPac service to cover New Caledonia and with Neptune Pacific.