A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has updated its ocean transportation services between the Far East and Africa.
Rotations for FEW2, FEW3, and FEW6 will be updated beginning the first week of December. According to Maersk, in addition to this, a new feeder service, Cape Town Express, would be created and connected to the revised SAFARI service.
Updated FEW2 Service:
Singapore – Tanjung Pelepas – Lome – Apapa – Onne – Cotonou – Singapore
The updated FEW2 service aims to have seamless and fast connections to and from the Far East via Tanjung Pelepas to African ports, with a clear focus on the Nigerian market.
Updated FEW3 Service:
Qingdao – Kwangyang – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Nansha – Singapore – Tanjung Pelepas – Tema – Lekki – Abidjan – Pointe Noire – Colombo – Singapore – Xiamen – Qingdao
The present FEW1 service will be discontinued. Coverage will be transferred to the FEW3 service, which will be upgraded to accommodate the former FEW1 requirements. The new and upgraded FEW3 service will connect all major ports in West Africa with all key ports in Asia.
Updated FEW6 Service:
Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Nansha – Tanjung Pelepas – Singapore – Pointe Noire – Kribi – Luanda – Walvis Bay – Singapore – Qingdao
With a new call to Kribi, the enhanced FEW6 service will focus on the major South West African ports. The delinking of Cape Town coverage will be a significant shift to this service, allowing for faster transit times of up to seven days between South West African ports and Asian ports. This will improve the overall dependability of the service provided to customers.
New Cape Town Express:
Port Louis – Cape Town – Port Louis
With the removal of Cape Town from the FEW6, a brand-new service, the Cape Town Express, will be launched. According to Maersk, the new service caters for consistent cargo movement between Port Louis and Cape Town.
In Port Louis, Maersk stated that there will be connectivity from and to Asia using the Safari service. The new service caters for consistent cargo movement between Port Louis and Cape Town.