As part of MSC's ongoing commitment to improving services between Europe and South Africa, we are pleased to announce the following updates to our NWC service to South Africa from March 2024.
NWC SERVICE TO SOUTH AFRICA
The current NWC rotation to South Africa will be updated with a direct stopover in Bremerhaven, increasing flexibility for customers shipping between Germany and South Africa.
The new service rotation will be as follows:
London Gateway - Rotterdam - Anvers - Hambourg - Bremerhaven - Le Havre - Sines - Las Palmas - Coega - Durban - Coega - Le Cap - Las Palmas - London Gateway
The first ship in this new rotation will be the MSC BRANKA voyage number NZ411A, scheduled to arrive in Bremerhaven on March 19, 2024.
In addition, a new feeder service - the Ingonyama service - will also be introduced, linking the port of East London, South Africa, with Coega on a weekly basis.
The new service will create a direct sea link between East London's manufacturing hub and one of South Africa's major ports, offering a convenient alternative to truck transport between the two. The weekly service will start with the TOKATA F from Coega on March 25, 2024.
Designed to increase our customers' flexibility and expand MSC's coverage in loading ports to and from South Africa, the additional service coverage will create a more direct offering for cargo transport between NWC and South Africa.
The feeder service will also offer enhanced options for customers shipping from the industrial hub of East London with connections to MSC's global network.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your local SMC representatives in our worldwide network of over 675 offices.