MOL, Evergreen Line and COSCON to Launch Direct Asia-West Africa ‘WA1’ Service

Liner Shipping and Trade — By on May 7, 2014 at 10:42 PM
One of  MOL containerships The "MOL Majesty"

One of MOL containerships

May 7, 2014 – Taipei – MOL Liner Ltd. (MOL), Evergreen Line and COSCO Container Lines Co., Ltd. today announced the launch of a weekly direct service from Asia to West Africa, branded the ‘WA1’. The new express link will further enhance each company’s service network to cover strategic markets in Africa to meet increasingly diverse commercial requirements.

An Evergreen containerhsip

An Evergreen containerhsip

The jointly operated twelve vessel service will commence from Shanghai on June 2nd, 2014, with six of the ships being operated by MOL, four by Evergreen Line and two by COSCON.

A COSCO containership

A COSCO containership

Additional ’WA1’ service details are as follows:

Rotation:

Shanghai (MON/MON) – Ningbo (TUE/WED) – Hong Kong (FRI/FRI) – Nansha (SAT/SAT) – Singapore (THU/THU) – Lagos Apapa (MON/THU) – Tema (FRI/MON) – Lome (MON/FRI) – Abidjan (SUN/WED) – Singapore (MON/MON) – Shanghai (MON/TUE)

Commencement:

Westbound – MV TBC, ETA Shanghai 2nd June 2014

Eastbound – MV TBC, ETA Lagos Apapa 7th July 2014

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