Maersk Launches Brand-New Network

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Maersk continues to invest in restoring the reliability of their Australia ocean network, while continuing to offer a superior port coverage to future proof Australia international and domestic cargo connections, says an article published on their website.

Superior coverage

They are pleased to announce the launch of a brand-new Southeast Asia to Australia network that will bring the much-needed schedule resilience, flexibility, and superior coverage to the Southeast Asia Australia supply chain.

Global standards

In this connection we have decided to discontinue their existing Southeast Asia to Australia network, which despite best efforts has been performing below global standards on reliability.

Supply chain end to end

Their brand-new network will consist of three new services:

The Greater Australia Connect (GAC), the Eastern Australia Connect (EAC) and the Western Australia Connect (WAC) have been designed to simplify and connect their customers’ supply chain end to end.

New network implementation

The new network will be operated by 16 ships in total to protect critical connections to their vast network of international services and maintain buffer in their schedule to absorb impact from supply chain disruptions.

The new network implementation is subject to relevant regulatory filings and will be implemented upon final clearance in relevant jurisdictions.

Last sailing

The last sailing on the existing Komodo / Cobra services will be:


SB: CMA CGM Maupassant 308S, departing 24th of February ex Tanjung Pelepas

NB: CMA CGM Maupassant 310N, departing 12th of March ex Brisbane


SB: Sydney Express 310S, departing 6th of March ex Tanjung Pelepas

NB: Sydney Express 311N, departing 21st of March ex Fremantle

of March ex Tanjung Pelepas

Western Australia Connect (WAC)


Maersk Gairloch 311S/312N, departing 13th of March ex Tanjung Pelepas

Kindly note that indicated dates might be subject to change based on the operational environment. Their systems will be regularly updated to reflect any adjustments.

In connection with the above changes in their Oceania network, Maersk will proceed with the following coverage adjustments:

Australian Coastal Coverage

Greater and Eastern Australia Connect services will enable a weekly east to west Australian coastal coverage for their customers. Melbourne and Sydney will have a direct connection to Fremantle through GAC service and Brisbane into Fremantle via transshipment from EAC to GAC service.

Brisbane to Americas Coverage

EAC service will enable a weekly coverage from Brisbane to Americas for their customers via transshipment in Sydney and direct connection to OC1 and PANZ services.

Southern Star (SB) Brisbane Coverage

EAC service will enable weekly direct coverage from Southeast Asia to Brisbane for their customers, therefore Brisbane call would be permanently removed from Southern Star schedule.

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Source: Maersk