UASC, Evergreen and MOL Will Join Forces on The Algeciras West Africa Service
By the beginning of March, UASC, Evergreen, and MOL will merge two of their Algeciras to West Africa services as a result of Hanjin’s withdrawal from WAF2.
UASC and Evergreen used to operate WAF2 in cooperation with Hanjin. Each of the carriers employed one vessel on the service. With Hanjin being withdrawn from the service there are currently two vessels employed on this service, making it a service of fortnightly frequency.
Now UASC and Evergreen merge with MOL on the liners ARS service to offer weekly sailings on the route. On ARS, MOL deployed 4 vessels, whereof two will be withdrawn so that the three carriers UASC, Evergreen, and MOL will in total deploy 4 vessels on the service, guaranteeing a weekly frequency.
The new merged service is named WMX by Hapag-Lloyd, who will join as a slot-sharing partner. Additionally, Zim Line is said to take slots as well. The port rotation can be seen below, however, Evergreen will skip the call at Abidjan.
WMX: Algeciras - Lagos (Apapa) - Cotonou - Lome – Abidjan (skipped by Evergreen) - Algeciras
Evergreen will start taking slots on MOL VALPARAISO