Tuesday, January 23, 2018

MSC Opens New RoRo West African Project Freight and Break Bulk Service from Europe

Rolling Cargo Offering to Complement Existing Container Trade
Shipping News Feature
AFRICA – EUROPE – Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced the introduction of its new RoRo West Africa Service for rolling, project and break bulk cargo. This new roll on – roll off service, which complements the container shipping line's existing dedicated container services, will start on February 19, from Le Havre, France.

Two modern vessels will be deployed, MSC Immacolata and MSC Cristiana, operating on fortnightly basis with the following rotation: Le Havre, Antwerp (Belgium), Dakar (Senegal), Conakry (Guinea), Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Le Havre.

In addition to rolling or wheeled cargo this new service offering will have the flexibility to cover a range of out-of-gauge and breakbulk cargo, which will be typically large, heavy pieces, or critical equipment for specific projects.

MSC has been serving African markets since 1971 and has a considerable agency presence across the region with offices in more than 40 countries. As with this latest development MSC proposes to develop its presence in West Africa, and its teams will aim to offer even wider service coverage to all its clients.

Photo: MSC Immacolata under way.