New Africa/Asia service announced
Hapag-Lloyd, China Shipping and Maruba Lines are launching a service between Asia and Africa.
The WSX service will begin in July “to serve the growing market between Asia, South and West Africa,” said an announcement from Hapag-Lloyd, which is supplying one of the five 2,000 to 2,500-TEU ships that will be used in the service.
Operating fortnightly, the WSX service will link Asia to South Africa, Ghana, Togo and Nigeria on the following rotation: Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Shekou, Port Kelang, Durban, Tema, Lome, Lagos, Durban, Port Kelang, Shanghai.
The first departure will be from Shanghai on July 15.