Hapag-Lloyd Starts A New West African Service

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With a fortnightly frequency, Hapag-Lloyd has announced its new Container WA1 Service (West Africa Service 1).

New service

According to a statement released by Hapag-Lloyd today (March 28), the service would link Tanger Med, Nouakchott, Freetown, Conakry, and Monrovia.

The new service, whose inaugural sailing is set for May 15, aims to open up new markets for Hapag-Lloyd in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia while maintaining the continuity of service to Mauritania.

Some additional opportunities

“The service’s debut reinforces Hapag-strong Lloyd’s commitment to extending its footprint in (West) Africa,” stated Dheeraj Bhatia, Senior Managing Director, Region Middle East, India, and Africa at Hapag-Lloyd. “We will be able to provide our clients with more flexible and effective solutions and better service as a result. Through Tangier, our customers in this area will have access to Hapag-worldwide Lloyd’s network and will benefit from the additional opportunities presented by our expansion into Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.”


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  1. Hapag-Lloyd’s new West African shipping services is a good economic indicator that the global maritime industry is bouncing back towards a brighter future. This will definitely trigger strong economic growth in the west African region. It will create a positive market for many countries to export their goods and technical services.


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