Maersk Opens New Routes from Bangkok

The Danish shipping company has not previously operated from the port in Tokyo, but has sailed from Yokohama. From there, containers have so far been transported by truck. It will take eight days to sail on the new route from Bangkok to Tokyo, which is one day faster than most of Maersk Line’s competitors.
     ”We will now offer the fastest transit time between Thailand and Tokyo,” A.P. Moller Maersk’s vice president Thomas Lindy Sorensen tells The Bangkok Post on Friday.
     In addition to the intra-asian service route, Maersk Line will open a new service from Bangkok to Los Angeles. This route will take 18 days in transit and is thereby just as fast as what other shipping companies offer. Another route from Bangkok to the east coast of the United States is in the making, Thomas Lindy Sorensen reveals.
     ”By offering these two new routes, Maersk Line is mostly focusing on offering the existing customers a better service more than we are focused on getting new customers,” says administrative director for Maersk Bangkok, Soren Jensen.
     Maersk Line has 13 pct. of the market, which is dominated by large companies such as Toyota, SONY, and UPS.

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