MSC Upgrades Asia to Sub-Saharan Africa Services


MSC Upgrades Asia to Sub-Saharan Africa Services


MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is pleased to announce improved services between Asia and sub-Saharan Africa that will slash transit times between West Africa and Chinese ports such as Xingang and Shanghai.

Africa Express

From the end of July, MSC’s Africa Express service will harness the capacity of 11 vessels to offer dedicated sailings between Asia and Lome. This will reduce transit times by as much as a week to destinations on the coast of West Africa. The new rotation will start on 30 July from Xingang with the MSC Laurence, voyage FY730A.

The Africa Express service will keep its current port rotation throughout Asia, and then proceed straight to Lome after calling at Colombo. India and Pakistan (IPAK) cargo is routed via Colombo, significantly improving transit times.

We are also reinforcing our feeder network in Lome to ensure smooth connections to all destinations. A new MSC Lome-Dakar MSC connection will complete our service from Asia and IPAK to Senegal.

Ingwe Service

Meanwhile, the new Ingwe service will connect Asia with the Indian Ocean and South African markets, calling at Durban and Coega. This new trade will commence with the Mediterranean Bridge, voyage ZF731A, departing Ningbo on 5 August.

Cargo on this service that originates in IPAK will also be routed via Colombo.

Please download our dedicated presentation for details on transit times.

For further information or queries, please contact your local MSC agency.