Opening new markets in West Africa
Starting on 15 May 2023 with a fortnightly frequency, Hapag-Lloyd's new "Container WA1 Service" (West Africa Service 1) will connect Tanger Med, Nouakchott, Freetown, Conakry, Monrovia, and back to Tanger Med. This rotation is designed to establish Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia as new markets for the German shipping company and ensure continuity of service to Mauritania.
With the WA1, Hapag-Lloyd will add the ports of Freetown, Conakry, and Monrovia to its service portfolio. The carrier will be represented by third party agents in these ports.
In addition, Hapag-Lloyd has announced a new rotation and new timing for its "WAX Service" – West Africa Express, connecting Tanger Med, Dakar, Tema, Abidjan, and back to Tanger Med with a weekly frequency. The first sailing with the new rotation is scheduled for 7 May 2023. (ah)