Hanjin Takes Slots on West Africa Service ARS/WMX to Maintain Its Service Offer in the Region
On February 4th Hanjin announced to terminate its participation as an operator on the Algeciras West Africa service WA2. In order to maintain its offer, the Korean container carrier now takes slots on the West Africa ARS/WMX service that is jointly operated by MOL, United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) and Evergreen. Hanjin will keep the name WA2 for this new service.
The West Africa service currently deploys 4 vessels on a weekly frequency giving a 28 day-rotation. As one of the 4 operating vessels the IRENES RAINBOW will be phased into the service on March 13th. The port rotation will be changed, as the call at Abidjan is definitively withdrawn from the service as of March 10th.
ARS/WMX/WA2: Algeciras – Lagos (Apapa) – Cotonou – Lome – Abidjan (withdrawn) – Algeci