Hapag-Lloyd and Maersk have both added weekly calls at Malaga
Last week Hapag-Lloyd’s Mississauga Express made the maiden call on the carriers MCA service connecting Europe with Canada. Headed for Montreal, this service will operate on a weekly basis with a transit time of 10 days.
This was followed by the Maersk Laberinto, calling as part of the line’s new Bossanova service to South America. This service will operate on a weekly basis and is headed for different ports in Brazil and Buenos Aires.
Hapag-Lloyd announced Malaga would be included in its MCA service connecting different Mediterranean ports with Canada in July. The weekly service will call Malaga every Friday with 2,800 TEU ships. Maersk’s Bossanova service will make its weekly call on Sunday, connecting Malaga with the Brazilian ports of Salvador, Itaguai, Santos and Itapoa, as well as with the port of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
“These new services reinforce the decisions recently adopted by the terminal division of Noatum Maritime, Noatum Terminals, to invest in extending the container-handling yard and dock machinery at the terminal and start a railway service connecting the terminal with the port of Madrid on a weekly basis. The latter was launched last week,” Noatum stated.
“We are very excited by Hapag-Lloyd’s and Maersk’s decision to include Malaga in their portfolio, reinforcing the commitment taken by Noatum Terminals and the Port Authority,” said Antonio Campoy, CEO of Noatum Maritime. “This has led us to include a weekly railway connection with Madrid, which means a step forward to position Malaga as a port able to compete at arm’s length with major specialized ports in the container market”.
Noatum Malaga handled 73,000 TEU and over 1.1 Mt of bulk cargo in 2017.