Hapag-Lloyd tightens Africa connection
Hapag-Lloyd’s own new office in Tema, the Ghanaian port city, went into service this month (February). Tema is currently undertaking a big expansion project to expand its annual capacity from 1 million to 3 million teu. The work is due for completion in mid-2019.
Lars Christiansen, senior managing director of Hapag-Lloyd’s Middle East region, said: “On top of that, our new East Africa service allows us to enter a new trade that will connect Africa even closer to our global network.”
West Africa recorded significant growth over the last two years, with its gross domestic product rising by an average of 6%. Hamburg-based Hapag-Lloyd has invested in the region and established a fast connection to Europe via two services: the West Africa Express (WAX) and the Mediterranean West Africa Express (MWX). Both services started at the end of 2017. (kd)