German container shipping group Hapag-Lloyd will introduce its regular Maputo Express (MAX) service at the beginning of June 2022.
The bi-weekly service will operate between Jebel Ali (UAE), Mundra (India) and Maputo (Mozambique). The carrier will offer in-bond-transit between Maputo and Komatipoort (South Africa).
“This expansion shows the confidence Hapag-Lloyd has in Africa’s potential. We connect a new destination with our global network, and we offer a competitive alternative for Johannesburg imports and Southern Africa exports through this new corridor. Plus, we always aim at simplifying our network, especially with the current market challenges. By calling at only a few strategic ports, we make planning easier and speed up transportation time,” explained Jan Willem De Braal, senior director trade Africa at Hapag-Llyod.