Multipurpose shipping line SafmarineMPV's upgraded SAFWAF multipurpose shipping service, which connects the key trade route of South Africa and West Africa,will provide the marketplace with a solid means to capitalise on growing business opportunities in various market sectors including agriculture, infrastructure, mining and energy.
SafmarineMPV will increase the frequency of the shipping service from six-weekly to monthly sailings in early April, using the Safmarine Longa Voyage SA 15002.
SafmarineMPV says the increased deployment of its SAFWAF multipurpose shipping service allows it to provide the trade with higher frequency and regularity, as well as more extensive port coverage through inducement into the Central West Africa port range, namely Cameroon to Ivory Coast.
Core ports of call on the SAFWAF service are Walvis Bay, Durban, Cape Town, Sonils (Luanda), Matadi, Pointe Noire and Port Gentil.
The increased frequency and regularity will also benefit and serve the growing number of container customers using the services of SafmarineMPV to ship directly to niche ports.
SafmarineMPV, a key supplier of seaborne transport services to West Africa for decades, offers multipurpose liner services for project cargo, un-unitised break bulk and container volumes from Northern Europe, the US East Coast & Gulf and South Africa to West Africa.
The South Africa – West Africa trade has been a core part of SafmarineMPV’s business for more than a decade and the launch of the monthly SAFWAF service coincides with the 2015 Breakbulk Africa Congress which is taking place in Johannesburg this week.