MTL Services and UAL join forces for West Africa
The shipping companies MTL Liner Services (MTL) and Universal Africa Lines (UAL) have agreed to combine their services to Mauretania and Senegal.
Since 2013, MTL has run a regular breakbulk shipping line serving Mauretania and Senegal on a monthly basis, and focussing mainly on the mining industry. Regular loading ports are Antwerp and Rouen, discharge ports are Nouadhibou and Nouakchott in Mauretania and Dakar in Senegal.
UAL operates a regular liner service from NW Europa and the US Gulf to most West African ports in the Ivory Coast – Angola range, with its main focus on the oil and gas and project business. The main loading ports are Houston TX and Veracruz for the US Gulf service, and Antwerp and Aberdeen for the European service- with other load ports on inducement.
"We have identified a big potential in the oil and gas market in Mauretania and Senegal," said Harald Maas, director of UAL Netherlands.
Heiner Stomberg of MTL said: "We can now also serve our regular clients with sailings from the USA, as well as offer the full range of West African ports through the UAL liner service, which off course is a huge benefit to them. (cd)