CMA CGM upgrades services to Nigeria, others 



French carrier CMA CGM has announced the upgrading of its services connecting Asia with Nigeria and other countries in West and South Africa.

The shipping line said with effect from the first week of December, its WAX service will now be dedicated to Nigeria, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, with an enhanced fleet, while WAX3 service will continue to serve Togo and Nigeria. Additionally, the Shaka service will provide transshipment service to Cape Town via Port Louis.

The Marseille-based container carrier said it will provide direct services from North, Centre, and South China to West Africa’s biggest markets in Nigeria, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, and Cameroon via its updated services.

It said the WAX service will be operated by 13 vessels of 14,000 TEU capacity and will be offered in 91 days.

The updated rotation of the WAX service will be Xiamen (China) – Qingdao (China) – Gwangyang (South Korea) – Shanghai (China) – Ningbo (China) – Shekou (China) – Nansha (China) – Singapore – Tanjung Pelepas (Malaysia) – Tema (Ghana) – Lekki (Nigeria) – Abidjan (Ivory Coast) – Pointe Noire (Congo) – Colombo (Sri Lanka) – Singapore – Xiamen.

The WAX3 service will be offered in 70 days, with ten 4,500 TEU container ships.

The rotation of the service will be Singapore – Tanjung Pelepas (Malaysia) – Lome (Togo)  – Apapa (Nigeria) – Onne (Nigeria) – Cotonou (Benin) – Singapore.

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