Maersk Offers New Service

Thursday, January 10, 2008
Maersk Line announceed a new, direct service between the Far East and Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. On January 28, the company said it will introduce a direct, weekly call in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on the Far East - West Africa 2 (FEW2) service. Thereby we can serve our customers from Far East to Abidjan and from Abidjan to Far East faster and more reliable.

The FEW2 service is one of two direct services linking the Far East and West Africa: FEW1 and FEW2. These coupled with our unmatched product range via Algeciras in Spain ensures that we can continue to support the increased trade between the Far East and West Africa with fast and flexible services. With our Far East to West Africa services, we offer our customers the following benefits: - Own feeder network and own offices in destination and origin countries - Best schedule integrity in the market and competitive transit times - Unmatched service to the northern range of West Africa (Mauritania to Cote d'Ivoire) via our North of Africa services with transhipment in Algeciras/Malaga - Coverage of the Cameroon to Congo range via our North of Africa services with transhipment in Algeciras - Calls at large ports in the Ghana to Nigeria range with our direct services as well as our existing Algeciras services - A world-class service to Angola transhipping in Walvis Bay (Namibia) In connection with the new Abidjan call, we will revise the two services as follows:

FEW1 Current rotation: Nansha (Pearl River Delta, China), Hong Kong, Tanjung Pelepas (Malaysia), Walvis Bay (Namibia), Tema (Ghana), Apapa (Nigeria), and Pointe Noire (Congo) Future rotation: Nansha (Pearl River Delta, China), Hong Kong, Tanjung Pelepas (Malaysia), Lome (Togo), Tema (Ghana), Cotonou (Benin), Apapa (Nigeria), and Pointe Noire (Congo) First vessel on the new FEW1 rotation will be Santa Alexandra, westbound voyage 0803, calling Nansha on 23 January 2008.

FEW2 Current rotation: Port Klang (Malaysia), Tanjung Pelepas (Malaysia) Lome (Togo), Cotonou (Benin), and Apapa (Nigeria) Future rotation: Port Kelang (Malaysia), Tanjung Pelepas (Malaysia), Walvis Bay (Namibia), Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire), Apapa (Nigeria), Walvis Bay (Namibia) First vessel on the new FEW2 rotation will be Maersk Inverness, westbound voyage 0801, calling Tanjung Pelepas (Malaysia) on 28 January 2008 and Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire) on 20 February 2008.

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