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Involving multiple Chinese ports, Maersk reorganizes Far East-Africa route

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Maersk has announced several changes to its services between the Far East and Africa.

The Danish shipping line said the updated Far East-West Africa route will provide better connections, greater reliability and shorter transit times, while the new Cape Town Express service will connect to South Africa.

The following new rotations for FEW2, FEW3 and FEW6 services will be effective from the first week of December.

In addition, Maersk will launch a new feeder service, Cape Town Express, which will be linked to the updated SAFARI service.

The updated services are as follows:

Updated FEW2 service

Rotation: Singapore-Tanjong-Pelepas (Malaysia)-Lome (Togo)-Apapa (Nigeria)-One (Nigeria)-Cotonou (Benin)-Singapore

Update FEW3 service

Qingdao (China)-Gwangyang (South Korea)-Shanghai (China)-Ningbo (China)-Shekou (China)-Nansha (China)-Singapore (Asia)-Tanjung Pelepas (Malaysia)-Tema (Ghana) )-Lekki (Nigeria)-Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire)-Pointe-Noire (Congo)-Colombo (Sri Lanka)-Singapore (Asia)-Xiamen (China)-Qingdao (China)

The current FEW1 service will be discontinued and coverage will be transferred to FEW3 service.

Updated FEW6 service

Qingdao (China) - Shanghai (China) - Ningbo (China) - Nansha (China) - Tanjung Pelepas (Malaysia) - Singapore (Asia) - Pointe Noire (Congo) - Kribi (Cameroon) - Luanda (Angola)-Walvis Bay (Namibia)-Singapore (Asia)-Qingdao (China)

The removal of coverage in Cape Town is an important change to the service

New Cape Town Express Courier Service

Port Louis (Morris) - Cape Town (South Africa) - Port Louis (Morris)

The removal of Cape Town from FEW6 has led to the creation of a completely new service, the Cape Town Express Service, connecting Port Louis directly to Cape Town, while in Port Louis a Safari service will be used to connect Asia to Asia.

Bhavan Vempati, head of markets for the Middle East and Africa, Maersk, Indian subcontinent, said: “We are witnessing rapid growth in the African market, where increased consumption is not only leading to stronger demand for goods, but also reflects the African economy. elasticity.”

He continued: "In today's market conditions, we must provide customers with resilient and reliable products. Our goal is to provide customers with a competitive advantage and prepare for the future with all the changes we are announcing today."