Hapag-Lloyd adds to its African network

Chebucto Head, Canada - October 20, 2015: A sea level view of Hapag-Lloyd's Budapest Express nearing the mouth of Halifax Harbour.

Hapag-Lloyd has announced its brand new Maputo Express (MAX) service connecting the Southeast of Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent.

The bi-weekly service will operate between Jebel Ali (United Arab Emirates), Mundra (India) and Maputo (Mozambique) creating a new service with fast transit times from the Westcoast of India to the East coast of Africa.

The first westbound voyage is expected to sail from Jebel Ali on 4 June with an estimated arrival at Maputo, Mozambique on 19 June.

The company said that the stopover in the port of Jebel Ali will provide customers with further connections to the worldwide network.

Hapag-Lloyd will also offer an in-bond-transit between Maputo and Komatipoort, South Africa creating a transportation gateway towards the North of South Africa.

“This expansion shows the confidence Hapag-Lloyd has in Africa’s potential,” explained Jan Willem De Braal, Senior Director Trade Africa.

“We connect a new destination with our global network, and we offer a competitive alternative for Johannesburg imports and Southern Africa exports through this new corridor. Plus, we always aim at simplifying our network, especially with the current market challenges.”

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Earlier this month, Hapag-Lloyd announced the ‘Damietta Alliance Container Terminal S.A.E.’ to operate as shareholders at the new container terminal in the Port of Damietta, Egypt.

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