Maersk and CMA CGM will upgrade their Far East-West Africa service to the 13,300-13,800 teu scale 8 from December 2023, with the launch of the revised FW1/WAX service that will call at Qingdao, Kwangyang, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Nansha, Singapore, Tanjung Pelepas, Tema, Lekki, Abidjan, Pointe Noire, Colombo, Singapore, Xiamen, Qingdao. The upgraded FW1/WAX service will start from 5 December 2023 with the 13,302 teu MAERSK EDIRNE and will turn in 13 weeks using 13 ships from Maersk and CMA CG
CMA CGM will add a new Lekki Feeder service that connects Lekki and Cotonou with the 1,736 teu EM HYDRA that will be phased in at Lekki on 15 October 2023.
CNAN Nord has restarted its Algeria-West Africa service to Nouakchott and Dakar with the return of 2 of its 7 ships that have been idle since 2021 and 2022. The 12,645 dwt/665 teu KHERRATA has been deployed on the Alger-Nouakchott line from 24 June 2023 while the 12,161 dwt/842 teu TIMGAD will be deployed on the Algeria-North Europe service with the first call at Antwerp scheduled on 8 August 2023. TIMGAD had been stranded in Belgium since September 2021 and was finally released from detention
The North Europe-West Africa service jointly operated by Hapag-Lloyd/Arkas will be expanded to add a new southbound call at Dakar. The service is branded as the West Africa Express (WAX)/Europe Africa Service (EAS) respectively by Hapag-Lloyd and Arkas. The new rotation will start from 7 May 2023 and call at Antwerp, Le Havre, Tanger Med, Dakar, Tema, Abidjan, Tanger Med, Antwerp. The service turns in 4 weeks and deploys 3 ships of 4,250 teu from Hapag-Lloyd and one 2,500 teu ship from Arkas.
Hapag-Lloyd will launch a new West Africa 1 (WA1) service that connects Tanger Med, Nouakchott, Freetown, Conakry, Monrovia, Tanger Med from 15 May 2023. The new service will be operated on a fortnightly frequency and turn in 4 weeks using 2 ships of 1,700 teu.
MSC has completed the upgrade of its Turkey-West Mediterranean-West Africa (Turkiye-West Med-WAF) service following the extension of its former West Med-Canary-Dakar-West Africa service to Turkey. The upgraded service started from 24 February 2023 with the 5,550 teu MSC CORUNA. The service will turn in 8 weeks and will deploy 8 ships of 4,000-5,500 teu to call at Tekirdag, Derince, Iskenderun, Gioia Tauro, Livorno, Genoa, Fos, Valencia, Las Palmas, Dakar, Abidjan, Tema, Lome, Tincan Island, Lom
CMA CGM will revise its Europe-West Africa and West Africa feeder service from March 2023. The Europe Afrique 3 (EURAF 3) service will be withdrawn from 10 April and the 4 ships of 1,600-1,740 teu will be redeployed on the WAZZAN. This service current calls at Algeciras, Tangier, Freetown, Monrovia, San Pedro, Banjul, Algeciras. The WAZZAN service will be upgraded from the 1,300 teu scale to 1,700 teu using some of the ships re-assigned from EURAF 3. The revised rotation will turn in 5 weeks c
CMA CGM will upgrade 3 of its existing Med-West Africa services with new rotations involving the MEDWAX, EURAF 3 and WAZZAN services. The new service details are as follows:- MEDWAX will operate in 35 days with 5 vessels of 2,200 to 2,800 teu calling at Tanger, Algeciras, Dakar, Conakry, Abidjan, Barcelona, Marseille, Valencia, Tanger from 29 October 2022. Revised MEDWAX rotationEURAF 3 will operate in 42 days with 6 vessels of 1,600 to 1,700 teu calling at Algeciras, Tanger, Freetown, Monrov
CMA CGM will be revising its MEDWAX, EURAF 3 and WAZZAN services that connects the Med hubs of Algeciras and Tanger Med with West Africa. The new Mediterranean West Africa Express (MEDWAX) will turn in 28 days with 4 ships of 2,500-2,800 teu calling at Algeciras, Tanger, Dakar, Conakry, Freetown, San Pedro, Algeciras starting with the 2,783 teu ATLANTIC DISCOVERER on 7 May 2022. It replaces the current MEDWAX that currently uses smaller ships of 1,300-1,700 teu, with a new call at Freetown adde