Ocean Network Express (ONE), Maersk and MSC are suspending their joint China Australia service due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
ONE said that the service would be suspended until at least Q2 this year with the last sailing departing from Xiamen on 22 April.
To provide coverage of Xiamen, Nansha, Hong Kong and Yantian to Australian ports a Hong Kong call will be added to the North East Australia service also operated by ONE, MSC and Maersk. The first sailing from Hong Kong on this service will be on the MOL Genesis scheduled to depart the port of Yokohama on 21 April.
“ONE will continue to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19 and advise customers of any necessary service changes,” the container line said.