Maersk Modifies its West Africa Services WAF1 and WAF2
Maersk modifies he port rotations of its transshipment hubs West Africa WAF1 and WAF2 services. The WAF1 service sees a reduction in the duration of the port rotation from 7 to 6 weeks from mid-March. The port call at Pointe Noire is taken out of the rotation from 24th March while Cotonou will be added to the rotation on 29th March. The new route will be inaugurated by the 2,4078 TEU vessel JPO AQUARIUS. WAF1 runs on a weekly frequency and has an average capacity of 2,485
TEU per week in April.
The rotation of WAF2 will also be shortened by mid-April from 5 weeks to 4 weeks. Libreville will be withdrawn from the WAF2 service rotation on 30th March and no new port is added to the rotation. The service deploys 4 vessels on a weekly-frequency and has an average service capacity of 2,500 TEU per week in April. The last call at Libreville will be done by the 2,578 TEU vessel CITY OF GUANGZHOU.
The ports of Pointe Noire and Libreville are still covered by Maersk with the new WAF10 service (see: Maersk launches new service connecting West africa and the Mediterranean). There are currently no further changes to the other WAF services.
WAF1: Tanger Med - Algeciras - Abidjan - Cotonou (new)- Onne - San Pedro (CI) - Tanger Med WAF2: Algeciras - Lome - Cotonou - Lome - Tanger Med – Algeciras
WAF10: Algeciras - Tanger Med - Pointe Noire - Libreville - Malabo (fortnightly) - Bata (fortnightly) – Algeciras