2021 Chinese New Year Blank Sailing Programme – Asia to Northern Europe Network

Due to the slowdown in demand during the Chinese New Year and the current challenging market impacting port activities and generating congestion across the supply chain, MSC plans to exclude three sailings during two weeks to its Asia to Northern Europe network.

The changes will help us to match capacity with the expected weaker market demand for shipping services.

However, you may continue to place bookings with limited disruption as we are arranging a contingency plan with alternatives services.

Find below the blank sailings:


In order to ensure a smooth schedule, we will amend the rotation as follows:

MAERSK HERRERA:  Vessel will slide by one week and bookings will be kept on the same vessel.

On week 6, POD Le Havre will be induced on Albatros and POD Sines on Silk.

On week 7, POD Hamburg will be induced on Albatros.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding these sailing omissions, please contact your local MSC office.