CMA CGM and Maersk Make Major Changes to Their Jointly Operated Far East West Africa Service
As of March, CMA CGM and Maersk will modify the port rotation of their jointly operated Far East – West Africa Service branded AFEX and FEW3 respectively (see: CMA CGM with major adjustments to its Asia-West Africa service). The port calls at Cape Town (first and second call), Pointe Noire and Port Kelang (Eastbound) will be suspended while calls at Fuzhou, Walvis Bay, Lome and Abidjan will be added to the port rotation.
The service runs on a weekly-frequency and is served by 12 vessels with an 84 day-rotation. This gives an average service capacity of 4,600 TEU per week. Following the vessels JOGELA and JADRANA, 4 more newbuildings, each with a capacity of 5,370 EU, are expected to be phased into the AFEX/FEW3 service by mid-May.
AFEX/FEW3: Shanghai - Ningbo - Fuzhou (new) - Nansha - Tanjung Pelepas - Port Kelang - Walvis Bay (new) - Lome (new) - Tema - Abidjan (new) - Tanjung Pelepas - Shanghai