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New, faster service is BIG win for DP World Southampton shippers

21 October 2015

Photo caption:  The arrival of the MSC New York this week at DP World Southampton signalled the start of the new AE2/Swan service for the south coast port which offers customers one of the fastest transit times from Asia to the UK.

DP World Southampton welcomed a new service this week which will provide shippers with one of the fastest transit times between Asia and the UK; essential for Britain’s retailers and manufacturers during the peak festive season.

The new AE2/Swan service now provides shippers with a 24 day transit time from Yantian (South China) to Southampton and 19 days from Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia ; giving cargo owners more choice with their UK port of call.

Operated by the 2M Alliance (Maersk Line and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company), twelve vessels will be deployed on the service including the newest and largest vessels in the world.  

Over the next two months DP World Southampton will welcome Maersk line’s iconic blue Triple E vessels which started the trend for ultra large container ships, the Emma Maersk class vessels and the largest MSC vessels of 19,224 TEU, which are the largest container vessels in the world today*.

The service rotation will include Busan, Tianjin / Xingang, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian and Tanjung Pelepas
The estimated times of arrival (ETA) of some of these giants at DP World Southampton are:



Mathilde Maersk (18,340 TEU)  28 October
Emma Maersk (15,550 TEU)  2 November
MSC Maya (19,224 TEU)  14 December