May 27 - Breadbox Shipping has decided to continue operating a new service dedicated to heavy lift and project cargoes, alongside regular bulk and breakbulk cargoes, from Europe to West Africa.

While the service - called the Europe-West Africa Parcel Service - is not characterised as a traditional liner service, Breadbox confirmed that it is frequently deploying vessels and offering one to two sailings per month.

The vessels being deployed are heavy lift multipurpose vessels ranging in deadweight from 8,000 to 14,000 tonnes, with lifting capacities of up to 500 tonnes. Breadbox says that it is also able to handle heavier lifts upon request, as well as various IMO cargoes.

The service covers a wide range of load ports from the Baltic to Iberian Peninsula, with frequent calls at St Petersburg, Antwerp, Rotterdam and Hamburg, as well as northern Spanish and Portuguese ports.

According to Breadbox, the service is also serving a wide range of discharge ports, starting from Morocco and stretching to South Africa, with frequent calls at Nouakchott (Mauritania), Dakar (Senegal), Tema/Takoradi (Ghana), Lagos (Nigeria) and Luanda (Angola).