July 21, 2011 - We are pleased to announce an upgrade and new service consortium for the South Africa and West Africa Express Service (SWAX). The upgraded SWAX service will be a fixed day weekly service including new additional coverage of Xiamen (China) and Port Kelang (Malaysia) with new partners China Shipping Container Lines, Hapag-Lloyd, and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha.
The new service consortium will replace our current joint operation with Nile Dutch Africa Line and enhance our service to the growing West Africa market with greater frequency and direct coverage.
<New SWAX Service>
- Frequency: 77 days round fixed weekly service
- Vessel Deployment: 11 x 2,500 TEU vessels
- Port rotation:
Shanghai (China) – Ningbo/Zhoushan (China) – Xiamen (China) – Shekou (China) – Singapore – Port Kelang (Malaysia) – Durban (South Africa) – Tema (Ghana) – Lome (Togo) – Cotonou (Benin) – Lagos/Tincan (Nigeria) – Durban – Port Kelang – Singapore - Shanghai
- Voyage Commencement: ETA Shanghai 23 August
NYK will continue providing extensive services to meet customers’ requirements.