MAERSK ADDS CAPACITY TO MED/WEST AFRICA SERVICES
Maersk Line is adding ship capacity to its
Algeciras/West Africa services by replacing 1,100-TEU vessels by larger 1,350-TEU units.
The ships will be employed on two fortnightly services between
Algeciras, Maersk’s southern European container hub, and the southern range of West
The move is the latest in a gradual expansion of Maersk’s ship capacity
deployed in the West African trades.
In a separate development, Maersk said that it has started to exchange
space between northern/southern Europe and West Africa with CMB Transport. CMB Transport
was acquired by Maersk earlier this year, as part of its takeover of Safmarine Container