Hapag-Lloyd is expanding its African liner services to include the MIAX (Middle East-India-Africa Express), jointly with ONE
The service includes direct connections between the Gulf, India, Colombo, La Réunion, South Africa and West Africa.
"With MIAX, we are expanding our service offerings for the growing African market and integrating the continent even more tightly into our global network," said Mark Wottke, Senior Director Trade Management Africa.
MIAX is integrated into the Hapag-Lloyd’s global network, with the central ports being Jebel Ali and Colombo. Hapag-Lloyd will operate MIAX jointly with Japan’s Ocean Network Express (ONE).
Nine vessels with a capacity of 2,800 TEU each will be deployed on the route, of which five from Hapag-Lloyd and four from ONE.
The port rotation is Jebel Ali-Mundra-Nhava Sheva-Colombo-La Réunion-Durban-Cape Town-Tema-Lagos (Tincan and Apapa)-Cape Town-Durban-Jebel Ali.