HAMBURG: Hapag-Lloyd has informed that it will further enhance its East Africa product by introducing the new East Africa Service 2 (EAS 2), which will directly link the Persian Gulf and the West Coast of India with East Africa. Further connection to the global mainliner services will be executed via Jebel Ali.
With effect as of end of September, Hapag-Lloyd will enter a co-operation with partners to become a vessel provider in an existing service connecting West Indian and Middle East Gulf Ports to Mombasa and Dar es Salaam, said a company release.
The Port rotation will be as follows:
Nhava Sheva - Mundra - Khor Fakkan - Jebel Ali - Mombasa - Dar es Salaam - Nhava Sheva.
EAS2 will connect to numerous Hapag-Lloyd mainliner services at Jebel Ali, offering competitive lead times between global markets.
“We will continue to offer a wide range of hinterland connections, such as Burundi, Congo D.R., Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia via gateways of Mombasa and Dar es Salaam,” added the release.
The first estimated departure times of EAS2 will be:
• Southbound: Nhava Sheva September 29, 2018, Jebel Ali October 5, 2018
• Northbound: Mombasa October 13, 2018, Dar Es Salaam October 18, 2018
At the same time, our East Africa Service (EAS) will be terminated.
The last estimated EAS departure times will be:
• Southbound: Spero 1840S, Jeddah October 8, 2018
• Northbound: Spero 1840N, Mombasa October 19, 2018, Dar Es Salaam October 22, 2018.