Hapag Lloyd: Far East to West Africa – New Service Setup with THE Alliance

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Hapag Lloyd informs you that with effect from April 1, 2017 Hapag-Lloyd will change the service setup for cargo between Far East/Oceania and West Africa.

The direct Asia - West Africa Express (WSX) will be discontinued effective March (westbound) respectively May (eastbound) 2017. The last sailings will be:

Hapag Lloyd: Far East to West Africa – New Service Setup with THE Alliance

Container ship RHL Calliditas - Image courtesy of nmj/shipspotting

In order to improve the transportation service between Far East/Oceania and West Africa, Hapag Lloyd will offer its customers a better connectivity to Company’s West Africa network through THE Alliance products, effective April 2017.

Utilizing the West Mediterranean Hub call of the Far East Loop 2 (FE2) will lead to considerably enhanced transit times from Far East to West Africa.

Depending on the Port of Loading lead times will improve up to 14 days, e.g.:

  • to Dakar, up to 14 days
  • to Tema, up to 8 days
  • to Abidjan, up to 9 days
  • to Cotonou, up to 10 days

All major South East Asia and Australia/New Zealand ports will be connected via South East Asia Hub.

Source: Hapag-Lloyd