Hapag-Lloyd launches new and revamped African services

Hapag-Lloyd launches new and revamped African services

Hapag-Lloyd will operate its new West African Service 1 (WA1) alongside its revamped West Africa Express (WAX) service rotations from May 2023.

West Africa Service 1 (WA1) will establish Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia as new markets for Hapag-Lloyd with third party agencies in the three countries.

The new WA1 service will cover the following ports in Africa: Tanger Med, Morocco – Nouakchott, Mauritania – Freetown, Sierra Leone – Conakry, Guinea – Monrovia, Liberia – Tanger Med, Morocco.

The WA1 service will be taking the Nouakchott call from Hapag-Lloyd’s Dakar Express (DEX) Service which will be discontinued at the end of April.

Containership OKEE CUNO is estimated to arrive at Tanger Med, Morocco on 15 May as the first vessel sailing in the WA1 service.

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Hapag-Lloyd has further improved its West Africa Express (WAX) service rotation, having included the Dakar call on a weekly frequency following the DEX service’s discontinuation.

The WAX service’s new rotation will cover the following ports: Tanger Med, Morocco – Dakar, Senegal – Tema, Ghana – Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – Tanger Med, Morocco.

Boxship DACHAN BAY EXPRESS will be the first vessel sailing in this new rotation for the WAX service, with an estimated arrival at Tanger Med on 7 May.

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This announcement comes less than two weeks after Hapag-Lloyd announced the introduction of a new service in Asia with flexible port coverage.

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