Maersk Line is committed to offer the best products between the Far East and West Africa and we continuously aim at adapting our network to offer our customers the best possible coverage while offering the best service and highest possible reliability in the market.
In this respect we are pleased to announce the following change in the rotation of our FEW1 service where our weekly call to Apapa will be replaced with a direct call to Tincan Island.By changing the rotation Maersk Line will now offer direct weekly departures from the Far East to Tincan Island while maintaining a weekly service to Apapa on our FEW2 service. In this respect we remind our valued customers that we have a berthing guarantee in Apapa on our FEW2 service and that cargo discharged from this service enjoys a step-down guarantee.
The new FEW1 product offers:
Direct coverage from Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Nansha and Tanjung Pelepas to Tincan Island
Reliable transhipment products from other Far East origins via Tanjung Pelepas
Fixed weekly departures
A very competitive transit times in the market from China to West Africa
Extensive network coverage in the Far East and superior own agency network at both destination and origin
Export opportunities from Tincan Island to all Far East destinations
The new rotation will include the following ports:
Shanghai (China), Ningbo (China), Hong Kong (Hong Kong), Nansha (China), Tanjung Pelepas (Malaysia), Lome (Togo), Cotonou (Benin) and Tincan Island (Nigeria)
The FEW1 service will be calling the TICT terminal in Tincan Island.
The first sailing for the new rotation from Shanghai will be the Maersk Norwich which will depart on the 31st of March 2010.