New service to Africa and its islands
Hapag-Lloyd has started a new MIAX (Middle East-India-Africa Express) service, including connections to the Middle East and South Asia. The carrier from Hamburg entered the African market about twelve years ago and speaks of a "steady and significant growth in transported volumes to and from Africa".
The MIAX service will be connected to the global mainline network via the key ports of Jebel Ali (Dubai, UAE) and Colombo (Sri Lanka). Hapag-Lloyd will jointly operate the MIAX service with its THE Alliance partner Ocean Network Express. A total of nine ships with a capacity of 2,800 teu each, including five provided by Hapag-Lloyd, will be deployed for the new service.
The first departures are scheduled for early October with the following port rotation: Jebel Ali, Mundra, Nhava Sheva in India, Colombo, La Réunion, Durban, Cape Town in South Africa, Tema (Ghana), Lagos (Tincan and Apapa, Nigeria), Cape Town, Durban, Jebel Ali. (fd)