Hapag-Lloyd will begin charging an Ebola inspection fee on all shipments to and from West Africa from Sept. 21 as mandatory health checks on ships are expected to cause lengthy delays.
19 Jul 2014
While it is obvious that beneficial cargo owners shipped early this year through the West Coast in anticipation of the July 1 deadline for contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and waterfront employers, reports of cargo surges at Canadian and U.S. East Coast ports in May and June indicate retailers were also diverting shipments away from West Coast ports.
07 May 2013
Hapag-Lloyd will add a fortnightly call at Cotonou, Benin, to its weekly West Africa Mediterranean Express service, starting in mid-May.
21 Mar 2013
Nearly two dozen West and Central African countries have set up an agreement to combat the threat of piracy and maritime crime in the two region’s coastal waters, including the notorious Gulf of Guinea, Reuters reports.
08 Feb 2013
Hapag-Lloyd has revised its South/West Africa Service’s port rotation to resume weekly calls to Cotonou, Benin, starting on westbound MED voyage 1302W, departing from Asia by March 9.