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Port of Felixstowe Welcomes AE6 Service

31st May 2011


The Port of Felixstowe has welcomed its third new service in less than a month with the arrival on Sunday 29th May 2011 of the 367m Mette Maersk on Maersk Line’s AE6 Asia-Europe service.

The extended rotation of the AE6 service, which now calls at Le Havre, Felixstowe and Bremerhaven, brings the number of Far East weekly services at the Suffolk port to 13, five of which are operated by Maersk Line.

David Gledhill, Chief Executive Officer of Hutchison Ports (UK) Ltd, which owns the Port of Felixstowe said:

“With an average of almost two Far East services per day, we are able to offer importers and exporters unrivalled choice and frequency to this all-important overseas market. Add to that the wide range of transport solutions via road, rail and feeder services available from our terminals, and it is clear to see why we remain the UK’s premier port.”

Paul Goodrich, Director of Sales & Marketing UK & Ireland for Maersk added:

“The changes to Maersk Line’s Asia-Europe AE6 service are part of our regular review process to ensure that we offer our customers maximum reliability and the very best services tailored to their needs. This additional call into Felixstowe offers increased flexibility and frequency which will be welcomed by our customers."

The port rotation for the AE6 service is now: Ningbo, Shanghai, Nansha, Yantian, TanjungPalepas, Suez Canal, Tangier, Bremerhaven, Felixstowe and Le Havre.

ENDS

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Port of Felixstowe (PFL) is the largest container port in the UK, and one of the largest in Europe. PFL is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group. HPH, a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator. The HPH network of port operations comprises 51 ports, spanning 25 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Over the years, HPH has expanded internationally into other logistics and transportation-related businesses. These include cruise ship terminals, airport operations, distribution centres, rail services, and ship repair facilities.
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