Hapag-Lloyd has announced the launch of its new Maputo Express (MAX) service that is expected to commence operations in the first week of June. This will be a new addition to its African network offering direct bi-weekly departures between the Middle East & Indian Subcontinent and Maputo, Mozambique. The MAX service will offer unparalleled connections from the East of Africa to its global network via Jebel Ali, UAE. The port rotation of the MAX service is Mundra, India – Jebel Ali, UAE – Maputo, Mozambique.
“The three-port rotation and competitive transit times are designed to support your cargo planning with ease and certainty,” said Hapag-Lloyd in its announcement. Additionally, there will be an in-bond-transit connection between Maputo and Komatipoort in South Africa, creating a unique transportation gateway towards the North of South Africa. The first westbound voyage is expected to sail from Jebel Ali on 4 June with an estimated arrival at Maputo on 19 June.