Maersk Line is pleased to announce an optimized transatlantic network, which is expected to become effective during January 2007.

Maersk will replace the present TA3 (Newark Shuttle) and TA6 (Oceania Pendulum) services with a revised TA3 service. In combination with the TA1/TA2, the new TA3 service will offer direct coverage from the main load ports in Europe to all main US East Coast ports. The new TA3 service will be a pendulum string with the recently announced TP12, which will establish direct links to/from the US West Coast.

The full rotation will be: Bremerhaven - Felixstowe - Rotterdam - Le Havre - Newark - Charleston - Miami - Los Angeles - Oakland - Pacific loop ’ Oakland - Los Angeles - Savannah - Charleston - Newark -Bremerhaven - Felixstowe - Rotterdam - Le Havre.

The current TA2 service will remain unchanged, with the exception of the Eastbound Charleston call. Instead, this call will be included in the TA3 rotation in order to better meet customer demand.

The optimization will represent a five-six percent reduction of the trans-Atlantic capacity while enabling Maersk to provide customers with new and better opportunities.