Shipping Giant Hapag-Lloyd Open New Nairobi Branch To Connect Kenya And Asia
Hapag-Lloyd Connecting Kenya And Asia
Hapag-Lloyd have made bold statements and moves this 2021. The renown German shipping and container company is embarking on connecting East Africa, Kenya and Asia more efficiently. ‘How?’ You may be wondering?
According to Business Daily Africa:
They are deploying seven 2,800 twenty-foot equivalent unit (Teus) vessels which will offer direct weekly sailings between China, South-East Asia, Kenya and Tanzania with very competitive transit times.
Dheeraj Bhatia- East regional senior managing director said, “The first westbound voyage of the EAS3 will start in Shanghai on 29 April 2021 with an estimated arrival in Mombasa on May 23, 2021 before heading to Dar es Salaam.”
As a result, Hapag-Lloyd now has five offices within the African continent. They settled in the following countries; South Africa, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria and now Kenya.
They have 13 years of experience in the logistics industry. It is not a wonder that Hapag-Lloyd have created lucrative and efficient networks within multiple regions.
In East Africa, the China Kenya Express Service (CKX) connects Kenya with some of the most important ports in Asia. They include Singapore and Shanghai, while the East Africa Service 2 (EAS2) connects the East African country with the west coast of India and Jebel Ali in Dubai.
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