OAKLAND, Calif. -APL will offer a new East Africa service via dedicated connections to and from East Africa via the port of Aden, Yemen beginning July 1. The EAF will feature weekly port calls at Mombasa, Dar Es Salaam and Aden, where it connects with APL's extensive global linehaul services.
'Today, importers in Africa use local feeder services or regional carriers to bring goods to and from East Africa. With our new initiatives, customers globally can bring cargo in and out of East Africa faster and more efficiently,' said APL's Asia/Middle East president Daniel McHugh. 'The time is right to enter East Africa. Our customers have told us that they want global transportation services, including also Kenya and Tanzania.'Service to Kenya and Tanzania provides APL's customers with a convenient linkage to landlocked regions such as the Democratic Republic of Congo,Burundi, Rwanda, Zambia, Uganda and the Great Lakes region.
'Our East Africa service opens a new market for us by expanding our existing operations in the Middle East. There are more opportunities, particularly for our customers in Europe, who are major trading partners with Africa,' said Ken Soerensen, President, APL Europe.