MSC Enhances Connections Between Europe and South Africa


MSC Enhances Connections Between Europe and South Africa


As part of MSC’s ongoing commitment to enhance services between Europe and South Africa, we are pleased to announce the following updates to our NWC to South Africa Service from March 2024. 


The current NWC to South Africa Service rotation will be updated with a direct call at Bremerhaven, increasing flexibility for customers shipping cargo between Germany and South Africa.

The new rotation of the service will be as follows:

London Gateway – Rotterdam – Antwerp – Hamburg – Bremerhaven – Le Havre – Sines – Las Palmas – Coega – Durban – Coega – Cape Town – Las Palmas – London Gateway

The first vessel on this new rotation will be MSC BRANKA voyage number NZ411A, due to arrive in Bremerhaven on 19 March 2024. 


In addition, a new feeder service – the Ingonyama Service – will also be implemented, linking the port of East London, South Africa, with Coega on a weekly basis. 
The new service will create a direct sea connection between the manufacturing hub of East London and one of South Africa’s main ports, providing a practical alternative to truck transport between the two.


The weekly service will commence with the TOKATA F departing from Coega on 25 March 2024.

Designed to increase flexibility for our customers and increase MSC’s coverage of ports of loading to/from South Africa, the additional service coverage will create a more direct offering for cargo moving between NWC and South Africa. The feeder service will also provide improved options for customers shipping goods from the industrial hub of East London with connections to MSC’s global network.

Should you have any questions, please contact your local MSC representatives in our global network of more than 675 offices.