July 3 - Yesterday the first sailing of a new string dedicated to the Indian Ocean Islands and Mozambique on Safmarine's existing Safari (Southern Africa-Far East) service and the line says that it will accept heavy lift and out of gauge cargo subject to

According to Safmarine's SA trades executive, Alex de Bruyn: "Our new Safari 3 string will complement Safmarine's existing service offering and market coverage of Southern Africa. Not only will it improve our direct coverage of the niche ports of Toamasina and Maputo to and from Asia, but it will also strengthen Safmarine's service into South Africa by taking the Indian Ocean Islands out of the westbound rotation of the main Safari string where our customers require fast transit times.

Safari 3 is a weekly service linking Asia to Mozambique and the Indian Ocean Islands with direct calls to Tanjung Pelepas, Port Louis, Toamasina and Maputo.