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Asia to North Europe and Mediterranean - NERA & SERA Service Updates

As a reflection of seasonal reduction of market demand in Asia, Hamburg Süd would like to announce following adjustments to our services.

NERA 2 – Service Suspension
The NERA 2 service will be temporarily suspended after performing its last voyage with M/V Sveva 838W (ETD Qingdao 22/09).

The ports offered in this sling will be covered by remain NERA services with revised port rotations:

  • NERA 1
    Ningbo - Shanghai - Xiamen - Yantian (new) - Hong Kong - Tanjung Pelepas - Colombo - Felixstowe - Rotterdam - Bremerhaven - Rotterdam - Tangiers - Salalah - Colombo - Ningbo
  • NERA 2 – Temporarily suspended
  • NERA 3
    Ningbo - Shanghai - Yantian - Tanjung Pelepas - Algeciras - Antwerp - Felixstowe - Algeciras (new) - Port Said - Singapore

    Le Havre call excluded.
  • NERA 4
    Qingdao - Ningbo - Shanghai - Yantian - Tanjung Pelepas - Tangiers (new) - Le Havre - Hamburg - Antwerp - Felixstowe - Le Havre - Tangiers - Salalah - Jebel Ali - Yantian

    Port Said and Bremerhaven calls excluded.
  • NERA 5 (Unchanged)
    Dalian - Xingang - Busan - Ningbo - Shanghai - Yantian - Tanjung Pelepas - Rotterdam - Bremerhaven - Gothenburg - Aarhus - Bremerhaven - Wilhelmshaven - Singapore - Shanghai - Dalian

The NERA 2 service will be resumed in December 2018 together with expected recovery of market demand.

Blank Sailing Program

Additionally, during the Chinese Golden Week holidays the following blank sailings will take place in NERA and SERA services:

Asia – North Europe

Service Vessel Voyage First Load Port First Port Date Last Load Port Last Port Date
NERA 5 MSC OLIVER 840W-846E Dalian 01.10.2018 Tanjung Pelepas 21.10.2018

Asia – Mediterranean

Service Vessel Voyage First Load Port First Port Date Last Load Port Last Port Date
SERA 1 Maersk Hamburg 841W-845E Ningbo 07.10.2018 Singapore 18.10.2018
SERA 1 MSC LA SPEZIA 842W-846E Ningbo 14.10.2018 Singapore 25.10.2018


Alternative sailing options are available to cover your shipment requirements to Europe and Mediterranean destinations during this period.

Thank you for your continuous support of our services. Shall you require more information, please contact your local Hamburg Süd office which can be found here.