Thursday, April 17, 2014

Container Shipping Line Introduces New Asia - Africa Express Service

Transit Time for Previously Transhipped Freight Reduced
Shipping News Feature

ASIA – WEST AFRICA – The world’s second largest container shipping group, Swiss headquartered Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC) is shortly to commence a dedicated service between Asia and West Africa to be called ‘Africa Express’. This will reduce transit times for existing cargo volumes which currently tranship via the Mediterranean.

The first sailing on the service will be via the Mare Atlanticum sailing from Nansha on April 24th, 2014 and the improved transit will mean arrival at Tin Can Island, Lagos in 28 days from Chiwan and 23 days from Singapore with a call at Port Louis when en route to West Africa. The nominal capacity will be 10 ships of 4,000 TEUs and the port rotation will be a follows:

Nansha, Chiwan, Singapore, Port Louis, Tincan Island-Lagos, San Pedro, Abidjan, Coega, Colombo, Singapore, Nansha

Photo: The Mare Atlanticum under way.