Maersk’s MCC Closes its China-Japan Service IA2 and Takes Slots on Japan-Philippines- Indonesia Service

As we have already pre-assumed in our article MCC and NYK to Launch a New Japan - Thailand Service, Maersk’s subsidiary MCC Transport closes its old IA2 service. The service used to deploy 5 vessels connecting China and Japan and is now replaced with the new IA2, jointly operated by MCC and NYK. The last sailing of the service will be done by the vessel HEIKE P.

In addition to the changes concerning IA2, MCC also takes slots on NYK’s (PEGASUS1) and K Lines’ (JASECO4) Japan – Philippines – Indonesia service. Recently, the capacity of this service has been changed and Hapag-Lloyd started to take slots. Please see our related article Hapag- Lloyd Starts Taking Slots on K Line’s and NYK’s Japan-Singapore-Jakarta Service. MCC brands the service JP1 and skips the port call at Ho Chi Minh City.

In conclusion, MCC reshuffled its IA2 service by introducing a new port rotation and joins Hapag- Lloyd and Hanjin who are already taking slots on NYK’s and K Lines Japan – Philippines – Indonesia service. As always, the port rotation can be seen below.

PEGASUS1/JASECO-4/JP1: Tokyo - Kawasaki (only for K- Line)- Yokohama - Nagoya - Kobe - Singapore - Jakarta - Singapore - Ho Chi Minh City (skipped by Maersk/MCC) - Tokyo.

New IA2: Tokyo - Yokohama - Nagoya - Kobe - Hong Kong - Shekou (Shenzhen) - Laem Chabang - Hong Kong - Xiamen - Tokyo.

IA2 (terminated): Tanjung Pelepas - Kuantan - Laem Chabang - Hong Kong - Xiamen - Tokyo - Yokohama - Nagoya - Kaohsiung - Hong Kong - Yantian (Shenzhen) - Tanjung Pelepas - Singapore - Jakarta - Tanjung Pelepas.

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