Dry-Dock Plan MECL2 Service – Maersk Kentucky, Maersk Idaho, and Maersk Wisconsin

Update 03– December 2, 2013 / 1541 hrs (03:41pm):

Maersk Kentucky Dry-Dock:

  • Maersk Kentucky (voyage 1313) will be going for dry-dock when she is in Jebel Ali on approximately December 04, 2013
  • All onboard cargo which will be discharged in Jebel Ali and connect with the extra loader, the nonflag Sea Land Eagle
  • The Sea Land Eagle will perform the Jebel Ali – Colombo – Salalah rotation on the MECL2 Service

 

Maersk Utah:

  • After her Djibouti call on December 14, 2013, the Maersk Utah (Voyage 1317) will omit Jebel Ali and Colombo and proceed directly to Salalah to take over the position of the Maersk Kentucky fom Salalah onwards
  • We do not have a US flag vessel to take the volumes back to Jebel Ali; therefore, please book all P1 volumes in SEU/NAM for the next US flag call
  • Imports for Jebel Ali (including Port Qasim and Colombo volumes) will be loaded onto the 28D Masiika Express Service for further connection to MECL1/MECL2 or respective services
  • Maersk Utah will connect all exports coming on the Sea Land Eagle from Colombo and any previous ports, if applicable
  • For the ports of India/Bangladesh, please load all exports on Sea Land Eagle for Salalah to connect with the Maersk Utah
  • The Maersk Utah will omit Aqaba due to conflicting berth windows
  • Maersk Utah’s original position in Jebel Ali on December 18, 2013 will be taken by the nonflag vessel MSC Firenze

 

Maersk Idaho Dry-Dock:

  • Vessel will proceed for dry-dock after her Jebel Ali call on January 1, 2014
  • Maersk Danang (nonflag) will take position from Jebel Ali onwards
  • Maersk Idaho, back from dry-dock, will phase in on the MECL2 Service at Salalah on January 26, 2014, replacing the nonflag Maersk Dhahran
  • The US flagged Maersk Idaho will connect cargo from Maersk Dhahran, except for cargo going/coming in from OFAC violation countries
  • Maersk Idaho will omit the Aqaba call due to conflicting berth windows
  • Maersk Dhahran will idle for a week in Salalah and take the original position of the US flagged Maersk Wisconsin from Salalah onwards; please note that this vessel in nonflag which means it will not be able to load P1 volumes

 

Maersk Wisconsin Dry-Dock:

  • Maersk Wisconsin will arrive Jebel Ali on January 22, 2014, and will then proceed to dry-dock after discharge
  • All onboard cargo will be discharged in Jebel Ali and connect with the extra loader (nonflag), which is to be announced
  • The extra loader will perform Jebel Ali – Colombo – Salalah rotation on the MECL2 Service
  • Maersk Dhahran will take position of Maersk Wisconsin from Salalah onwards as mentioned under the Maersk Idaho dry-docking above

 

SL Champion Phase-Out Plan:

  • SL Champion will phase out in Salalah on February 12, 2014
  • Maersk Utah will omit Jebel Ali / Colombo and then she will proceed towards Salalah to take the position of the SL Champion
  • Maersk Utah will connect all cargo from SL Champion
  • Imports from the Maersk Utah for Jebel Ali (including Port Qasim and Colombo volumes) will load on 28D Masiika Express Service for further connection to MECL1/MECL2 or other respective services
  • Please note there is no US flag connection to Jebel Ali; therefore, please do not load P1 volumes on this vessel
  • Maersk Wisconsin will phase in at Jebel Ali to take the Maersk Utah’s position on February 12, 2014

Update 02– October 7, 2013 / 1010 hrs (10:10am):

Maersk Kentucky Dry-Dock:

  • Maersk Kentucky (voyage 1313) will be going for dry-dock when she is in Jebel Ali around December 04, 2013
  • All onboard cargo which will be discharged in Jebel Ali and connect with extra loader which is yet to be confirmed
  • Extra loader will be a nonflag vessel, and will perform Jebel Ali – Colombo – Salalah rotation on the MECL2 Service
  • After her Djibouti call on December 14, 2013, the Maersk Utah (Voyage 1317) will omit Jebel Ali and Colombo and proceed directly to Salalah to take over the position of the Maersk Kentucky fom Salalah onwards
  • Imports for Jebel Ali (including Port Qasim and Colombo volumes) will be loaded onto the 28D Service for further connection to MECL1/MECL2 or respective services
  • Maersk Utah will connect all exports coming on extra loader from Colombo and previous ports, if any
  • Maersk Utah’s original position in Jebel Ali on December 18 will be taken by a nonflag vessel which is yet to be confirmed

Maersk Idaho Dry-Dock:

  • Vessel will proceed for dry-dock after Jebel Ali call on January 1, 2014
  • Nonflag Maersk Danang, which is idling in Jebel Ali, will take her position from Jebel Ali onwards
  • Maersk Idaho, back from dry-dock, will phase in on the MECL2 Service at Salalah on January 26, 2014, replacing the nonflag Maersk Dhahran
  • The US Flagged Maersk Idaho will connect cargo from Maersk Dhahran, except for cargo going/coming in from OFAC violation countries
  • Maersk Idaho will also omit the Aqaba call
  • Maersk Dhahran will idle for a week in Salalah and take the original position of the US Flagged Maersk Wisconsin from Salalah onwards

Maersk Wisconsin Dry-Dock:

  • The Maersk Wisconsin ETA to Jebel Ali will be January 22, 2014, and will then proceed to dry-dock after discharge; all onboard cargo will be discharged in Jebel Ali and connect via nonflag loader vessel yet to be named
  • Extra loader will perform Jebel Ali – Colombo – Salalah rotation on the MECL2 Service
  • Maersk Dhahran will take position of Maersk Wisconsin from Salalah onwards as mentioned under the Maersk Idaho dry-docking above

SL Champion Phase-Out Plan:

  • SL Champion will phase out in Salalah on February 9, 2014
  • Maersk Utah will omit Jebel Ali / Colombo and then she will proceed towards Salalah to take the position of the SL Champion
  • Maersk Utah will connect all cargo from SL Champion
  • Imports from the Maersk Utah imports for Jebel Ali (including Port Qasim and Colombo volumes) will load on 28D Service for further connection to MECL1/MECL2 or respective services
  • Maersk Wisconsin will phase in at Jebel Ali to take the Maersk Utah’s position on February 12, 2014
  • All ships turning around in Salalah will aslo have to bypass the Aqaba call mostly as they will be late to catch the Aqaba window doing high number of moves in earlier ports

 

Update 01– October 2, 2013 / 1515 hrs (03:15pm):

In accordance with the provision in the Performance Work Statement (PWS) in the USC-7 contract 3.A.8.1.2 Dry-Dock Initiated Service Change, please accept this as formal notice that Maersk Line, Limited is planning to have the following US Flag vessels in dry-dock in 2013-2014.

We will continue to keep you informed as more detailed information becomes available.

Service Vessel Last Port of Call Phase into Dry Dock Phase out of Dry Dock
MECL2 Maersk Kentucky Salalah, Oman December 6, 2013 December 25, 2013
MECL2 Maersk Idaho Salalah, Oman January 3, 2014 January 26, 2014
MECL2 Maersk Wisconsin Salalah, Oman January 24, 2014 February 16, 2014

In order to facilitate dry-docking plan for these 3 x US Flag MECL2 service vessels:

  • Maersk Kentucky has been planned to directly call Salalah after Djibouti and turn westbound on position of Maersk Utah
  • Jebel Ali cargo ex Maersk Kentucky will be transshipped via Salalah by other services and Colombo cargo will be carried by Maersk Utah
  • Jebel Ali to Colombo cargo will be rolled for a week
  • Dry-docking in Bahrain will commence from December 2013
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