CMA CGM Modifies its Midas and Swahili Express Africa Services
CMA CGM adds two new port calls to its Middle East – West Africa service Midas. The ports of Longoni (Mayotte) and Lome (Togo) are added to the rotation. The first call at Longoni will be on 26th April while Lome will be first called on 12th May. The MIDAS service deploys 9 vessels on a weekly frequency and a 77 day-rotation that includes 2 skip sailings. It has an average weekly ser- vice capacity of 2,762 TEU.
The Middle East – Zanzibar service Swahili Express will see the addition of the ports of Nacala (Mozambique) on 24th May and Mombasa (Kenya) on 30th May to its port rotation. The service is jointly operated with Emirates Shipping. The rotation time of Swahili Express is stretched from 5 weeks to 6 weeks and the service will deploy 6 vessels on a 7 day-frequency as of May. It has an average service capacity of 2,600 TEU per week.
Midas: Mundra - Khor Al Fakkan - Jebel Ali - Longoni (new) - Durban - Walvis Bay - Pointe Noire - Luanda - Lagos (Tin Can and Apapa) - Lome (new)- Cotonou - Cape Town - Coega - Durban - Mundra
Swahili Express: Jebel Ali - Khor Al Fakkan - Mombasa - Dar es Salaam - Zanzibar - Nacala (new) - Mombasa (new) - Jebel Ali