• ITVI.USA
    15,360.600
    75.400
    0.5%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.768
    -0.011
    -0.4%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.410
    -0.010
    0%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,331.810
    75.820
    0.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.590
    0.150
    10.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    4.080
    0.130
    3.3%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.330
    0.020
    0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.170
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.140
    0.190
    6.4%
  • WAIT.USA
    125.000
    -1.000
    -0.8%
  • ITVI.USA
    15,360.600
    75.400
    0.5%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.768
    -0.011
    -0.4%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.410
    -0.010
    0%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,331.810
    75.820
    0.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.590
    0.150
    10.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    4.080
    0.130
    3.3%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.330
    0.020
    0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.170
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.140
    0.190
    6.4%
  • WAIT.USA
    125.000
    -1.000
    -0.8%
American ShipperShipping

SafmarineMPV upgrades South Africa-West Africa multipurpose service

The multipurpose shipping subsidiary of Maersk Line increased sailings on its SAFWAF mpc service from every six weeks to monthly.

   Shipping line SafmarineMPV, a subsidiary of container giant Maersk Line, has increased the frequency of its multipurpose SAFWAF service, which connects South Africa and West Africa. Instead of sailing once every six weeks, the loop will depart once a month.
   The port rotation of the SAFWAF service is Walvis Bay, Durban, Cape Town, Sonils, Boma, Matadi, Pointe Noire, Port Gentil and back to Walvis Bay. SafmarineMPV will increase the frequency of the loop starting with the sailing of the Safmarine Longa commencing from Walvis Bay April 1.
   According to a statement from SafmarineMPV, “This SAFWAF service enhancement is in response to increased interest from several of our loyal supporters. The increased deployment allows us to provide the trade with both higher frequency and regularity, as well as more extensive port coverage through inducement into the Central West Africa port range (Cameroon to Ivory Coast).”
   The increased sailings will “provide the marketplace with a solid means to capitalize on any growing business opportunities on this key trade route and to do so in various market sectors including agriculture, infrastructure, mining and energy,” the company added. “The increased frequency and regularity will also benefit and serve the growing number of container customers using the services of SafmarineMPV to ship directly to niche ports.”

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