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VIDEO: Growing Trade Relations in West Africa – WAFMAX Vessels

Posted by | 25.01.2013 | Maritime News

VIDEO: Growing Trade Relations in West Africa – WAFMAX Vessels
In response to the trade growth between Far-East Asia and West Africa, Maersk Line is upgrading its services to West Africa by introducing 22 new container ships from 2011 to 2013.
The WAFMAX vessels are the biggest container vessels to ever serve the region. They can carry 4,500 containers (TEU) and have been designed specifically to accommodate the lower drafts in West African ports and enable a more efficient operation.
By delivering almost twice the number of containers in one vessel cal…l, the WAFMAX vessels will support important West African ports and terminal operators such as Apapa in Nigeria and Tema in Ghana in increasing their capacity and reducing port turnaround times. This in turn will help reduce logistic costs for West African businesses and enable increased trade in the region.

 

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