Wednesday, May 7, 2014

New Container Shipping Service to Commence Next Month

Three Box Line Launch Sailings to Improve Coverage
Shipping News Feature

ASIA – AFRICA – Three container shipping lines jointly announced the commencement of a weekly direct service between Asia and West Africa this week with the inauguration of the ‘WA1’ routing which will commence westbound operations next month. Japanese Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), Taiwan based Evergreen and Chinese company COSCON say that the new link will enable each to enhance coverage in their African markets.

The service will utilise twelve vessels commencing westbound from Shanghai on June 2nd, 2014 and eastbound from Lagos on the 7th July 2014, with six of the ships being operated by MOL, four by Evergreen Line and two by COSCON. Rotation as follows:

Shanghai (Mon/Mon) – Ningbo (Tue/Wed) – Hong Kong (Fri/Fri) – Nansha (Sat/Sat) – Singapore (Thu/Thu) – Lagos Apapa (Mon/Thu) – Tema (Fri/Mon) – Lome (Mon/Fri) – Abidjan (Sun/Wed) – Singapore (Mon/Mon) – Shanghai (Mon/Tue)