Europe to South America Westcoast Service (EW1) Phase Out – MV MSC Nuria NW530R / NW535A

August 20, 2015

Dear Customer,


As a direct impact of the extreme weather condition on the South America Westcoast last week, MV MSC Nuria NW530R has been significantly delayed.


With the intention to improve the schedule reliability, it has been decided to phase MSC Nuria NW530R out of the EW1 Service at Cristobal, Panama on August 19, 2015. All containers on board bound to Europe will be connected with MV MSC Fabienne NW531R, ETA Cristobal August 23, 2015.


In addition MV MSC Nuria NW535A position from North Europe to South America will be voided. Thus Hapag-Lloyd will not offer an EW1 sailing in week 35.


All existing southbound bookings will be accommodated by other Hapag-Lloyd services serving this trade, namely Chile-Peru Service (SW1), Caribbean-Ecuador Service (SW2), Ecuador Express (EW2) or subsequent EW1 vessel MSC Fabienne NW 536A sailing from Europe in week 36.


The subsequent northbound position of MSC Nuria will be taken over by the replacement vessel MSC Los Angeles, phasing in at Puerto Angamos on September 28, 2015.


For further information please contact your local Hapag-Lloyd office.
Kind regards,
Hapag-Lloyd AG