Maersk Line continues to expand on scope of service with a significant investment in new breakbulk and out of gauge (OOG) equipment.
Guided by a commitment to serve the needs of global shippers, Maersk Line continues to expand on scope of service with a significant investment in new breakbulk and out of gauge (OOG) equipment. Maersk Line recently purchased over 10,000 new-build flat-rack and open-top containers, dramatically expanding its capacity to serve breakbulk clients and demonstrating its significant commitment to the breakbulk trade. These units, currently being integrated into service with Maersk Line, already represent a sizable improvement in Maersk Line"s breakbulk capacity. With the anticipated final delivery of new equipment during the 4th quarter of 2009, Maersk Line will be fully suited to handle the unique demands of the breakbulk and out of gauge marketplace.
Through proper handling and planning, breakbulk cargo is easily integrated into the cargo mix on the wide variety of ships deployed on many of Maersk Line"s current routes. Breakbulk cargo, by definition, represents a dynamic array of products. Whether it is green technology infrastructure such as wind turbines, out-of-gauge parts destined for the next step of manufacture, even trucks, tanks, and helicopters or those personal assets such as yachts, Maersk Line can now serve as the shipper of choice.
?By bringing more focus to the breakbulk market, we are able to offer customers our expertise, experience and resources, developing a true and sustainable transport partnership with breakbulk shippers,? said Ed Long, Director of Project Sales for North America. ?Customers, who previously looked to other lines to service their breakbulk demands, need not look any further than Maersk Line to meet all of their needs.?
Many breakbulk carriers offer services intermittently based on specific demands. As a result, breakbulk shippers have often been subject to irregular and inefficient carrier schedules. Utilizing Maersk Line"s established and consistent schedule of service to plan their shipments, breakbulk shippers can more readily reap the rewards of an efficient, sustainable supply chain, while also enjoying the benefits of shipping with the world"s largest, most reliable maritime shipping company.