In relation to the COVID-19 effect, we have seen a significant reduction in demand from Indian Subcontinent and Middle East to South and West Africa. Consequently, Maersk has endeavoured to make a series of service adjustments to match demand and we will be covering both South and West Africa markets with one consolidated service (MESAWA) adding a Durban West- and East-bound call. This will ensure the continuation of direct calls from and to South Africa and West Africa.

The new rotation of MESAWA will be: Jebel Ali – Mundra – Jawaharlal Nehru – Colombo – Durban – Point Noire –Tema – Cotonou – Apapa -Tin Can Island - Port Elizabeth – Durban - Jebel Ali

  • The first vessel with Durban Westbound call will be ALS Flora voyage 013W with ETA 17/Apr.
  • The first vessel with Durban Eastbound call will be Hammonia America voyage 006W with ETD 10/Apr

In addition, we will make two blank sailings on MESAWA service during April, the blanking will start from Jebel Ali week 14 (ETD Jebel Ali April 1st) and 16 (ETD Jebel Ali April 14th). Meanwhile we will continue monitoring the situation and adjust the plans basis demand.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We look forward to continuing working with you in the future. In case of any questions, please contact your local customer service or sales representatives.

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