• 2017 July 19 10:29

    Hapag-Lloyd announces West Africa Service Network enhancement

    Hapag-Lloyd as of end of August 2017 will carry out enhancement in the Hapag-Lloyd West Africa Service Network, adding a fourth vessel to the WAF to improve a weekly sailing frequency, the shipping company said in its news release.

    At the same time, Hapag-Lloyd will rename the service to MWX – Mediterranean West Africa Express.

    First sailing under the new name will be:
    Southbound, ETS Tangier, August 25, 2017
    Northbound, ETS Cotonou, September 6, 2017
    The rotation of the MWX - Mediterranean West Africa Express (formerly WAF) will remain as is and will cover following port calls:

    Tangier - Algeciras - Cotonou - Apapa (Lagos) - Tincan (Lagos) - Tema - Tangier



     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    With the relaunch of our weekly MWX - Mediterranean West Africa Express, Hapag-Lloyd will terminate the WMX service.

    The last WMX sailing will be:

    Southbound, CALAIS TRADER
    ETS La Spezia, August 14, 2017
    ETS Tangier, August 24, 2017
    Northbound, CALAIS TRADER
    ETS Dakar, August 31, 2017
    ETS Abidjan, September 18, 2017

    All existing connections to Hapag-Lloyd’s comprehensive service network will be maintained via our hub ports, Tangier and Algeciras, such as:
    FE2 – from and to Far East and Oceania
    IOS / IMX – from and to Middle East and India Subcontinent
    MCA / MPS / IMX – to and from West Mediterranean Ports
    MCA – from and to Canada as well as US Cross Border
    MPS – from and to US West Coast as well as South America West Coast and Caribbean through Latin American Hub Ports
    BPX – from South America East Coast

    Hapag-Lloyd's WAX Service will continue unchanged:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hapag-Lloyd is a leading global liner shipping company. Hapag-Lloyd AG emerged on September 1st, 1970 from the amalgamation of the two shipping companies Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft (Hapag / Hamburg-American Line) and North German Lloyd (NDL). The company's fleet of around 230 modern ships (total capacity of 1.6 million TEU) transport annually 7.6 million TEU. Hapag-Lloyd has one of the world’s largest and most modern reefer container fleets and operates global network of more than 130 liner services. The company employs around 13,000 staff working at more than 360 locations in 125 countries. The owners of Hapag-Lloyd are CSAV (22.6%), Kühne Maritime (17.6%) the City of Hamburg (14.9%), Qatar Investment Authority (14.4%), the Public Investment Fund on behalf of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (10.1%), plus a free float of 20.4% (percentages have been rounded and the free float includes institutional shareholders with a shareholding of less than 5%).


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