North Europe to Middle East & India - Capacity Adjustments Q3 2020

In anticipation of a reduced demand throughout summer holiday season, Hamburg Süd will have two blank sailings in order to keep the supply and demand in balance. We aim to minimize the impact to our customers supply chain and provide predictability by securing a service plan and alternative routings upfront.

The EPIC service will blank a sailing each in week 30 & 32. In these weeks we will offer alternative routings in order to reduce the impact to our customers’ supply chain. In week 31 the service will operate in its official rotation.

Week Service Vessel Vessel Voyage First Load
First Port
Last Load
Last Port
30 EPIC Monte Verde 030E Felixstowe 07/25/2020 Rotterdam 08/03/2020
32 EPIC Susan Maersk 032E Felixstowe 08/08/2020 Rotterdam 08/17/2020

Alternative Port coverage
Felixstowe: Covered on NERA 1
Antwerp: Covered on NERA 4
Hamburg: Covered on NERA 4
Bremerhaven: Covered on NERA 1 and NERA 5
Wilhelmshaven: Transferred to next sailing
Rotterdam: Covered on NERA 1

There will be minor impact on transit times for some destinations currently served via EPIC, except cargo to Jeddah which please take note of the revised transit times for week 30 and 32 departure only:

Antwerp – Jeddah 18 days
Bremerhaven – Jeddah 17 days
Rotterdam – Jeddah 18 days
Felixstowe – Jeddah 24 days with alternative London Gateway on
NERA 4 or transfer to the next vessel

Please contact your local Hamburg Süd representatives should you require more information.