Safmarine’s Far East-East Africa network has been further upgraded with the introduction of a direct service connecting Tanjung Pelepas and the South Chinese ports of Nansha and Yantian with Mombasa (Kenya) and Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania), Exim News Service reports.
The new service has been introduced to serve the growing market between the Far East and East Africa.
According to Mr Dirk Geens, Safmarine’s East and West Africa Trades Director, "The enhanced Mashariki service offers a weekly connection to Mombasa and Dar Es Salaam with competitive transit times. For example, cargo from Nansha to Mombasa is delivered in just 19 days and to Dar Es Salaam in 26 days.
"The service has been developed to serve the needs of Safmarine’s customers and focuses on delivering a reliable, efficient and professional service with access to dedicated Safmariners with in-depth knowledge on shipping across the globe."
Safmarine has also announced the upgrade of its existing portfolio of products calling West Africa directly from the Far East.
The enhanced FEW 3 service makes direct calls in Pointe Noire, Tin Can Island and Onne in West Africa. Its upgraded Far East rotation includes direct calls in Fuzhou (new) and Ningbo (new), Nansha, Yantian and Tanjung Pelepas.
The FEW 3 service will complement the FEW 1 and FEW 2 services and result in improved Safmarine coverage, frequency and transit times.