OOCL recently announced the following service enhancements to their Asia – West Africa network, effective from mid of May.
Asia – West Africa service 1 (WAF1)
For WAF1, the rotation will be enhanced to offer direct connections between China to West Africa including Nigeria, Ghana, and Cote d’lvoire. The new routing covers two Nigerian terminals, (Tincan and Apapa), which offers diversified services for shippers.
WAF1 New Port Rotation: Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Nansha – Singapore – Port Kelang – Colombo – Tema – Tincan(TICT) – Apapa – Abidjan – Port Kelang – Singapore – Qingdao
New routing will commence from mv. COSCO Fukuyama 087w (ETA Qingdao, May 14)
Asia – West Africa service 2 (WAF2)
For WAF2, the new rotation covers direct calls to Onne in Nigeria and offers more competitive transit times. With the new port call to Tema the service is able to link Asia and the West Africa region within 22 days.
WAF2 New Port Rotation: Xingang – Qingdao – Inchon – Shanghai – Ningbo – Nansha – Singapore – Tema – Lome – Onne – Apapa – Lome – Singapore – Xingang
New routing will commence from mv. Kota Lazim 037w (ETA Xingang, May 17)
Asia – West Africa service 3 (WAF3)
With our vessel deployment strategy, the new WAF3 provides more competitive service and scheduling options for your shipments. The new routing arrangement caters for the export requirements from China with the shortest transit time to Tincan and Lome. By adding the call in Tincan (Port & Cargo), the WAF3 offers cargo consolidation alternatives and greater flexibility in intermodal connections. Direct port calls to Port Kelang and Singapore can also provide multiple transshipment options covering the Far East.
WAF3 New Port Rotation: Shanghai – Ningbo – Xiamen – Shekou – Nansha – Singapore – Lome – Tincan (TICT) – Tincan (Port & Cargo) – Cotonou – Tema – Colombo – Port Kelang – Singapore – Shanghai
New routing will commence from mv. Vela 251w (ETA Shanghai, May 19)
Should you have any questions or enquiries, please feel free to approach their local customer service representatives.