Hapag-Lloyd Enhanced West Africa Express Service

Hapag-Lloyd informs about restructuring of West Africa Service Network.

Hapag-Lloyd will restructure the existing West Africa Service Network, currently comprising of Hapag-Lloyd's West Africa Express Loops, WAX1 and WAX2.

Hapag-Lloyd is committed to the West African Trade and your valued business and we will continue to offer you a reliable as well as sustainable product which will meet your requirements with a further enhanced product.

Therefore, Hapag-Lloyd decided to continue with an own standalone West African product, offering weekly fixed days departure from Antwerp and Hamburg directly to West Africa.

West Africa Express (WAX)

Hapag-Lloyd will be merging both complementary West African Loops into one single comprehensive service that will provide:

Weekly, fixed day and direct connection from Antwerp and Hamburg to West Africa and vice versa
Most competitive transit times to and from key markets in West Africa
Connection to the Hapag-Lloyd’s comprehensive global liner service network at major North European as well as Mediterranean transshipment ports


The enhanced West Africa Service (WAX) will start in week 33 followed by a phase-in period.

Frisia Lubeck, voyage 1516s
ETA Antwerp – August 10, 2015
ETA Hamburg – August 12, 2015