Hanjin Shipping together with UASC (United Arab Shipping Company) have introduced a West Africa Service early this year connecting Africa with Europe ports of Valencia. Hanjin is Korea's largest and one of the world’s top ten container carriers that operates some 60 liner and tramper services around the globe transporting over 100 million tons of cargo annually. Its fleet consists of some 200 containerships, bulk and LNG carriers. Hanjin Shipping has a comprehensive global business network with 4 regional headquarters, 200 overseas branch offices, and 30 local corporations.
Named WAF (West Africa Service), this new service will be running between Valencia, Lagos, Cotonou, Tema and Abidjan with 2 of 1,700TEU class ships, 1 deployed by Hanjin Shipping and the other by UASC.

Hanjin Shipping comments that the introduction of WAF will not only enable the company to expand its presence in Africa, one of the world’s fastest growing markets, but also to better service quality by extending the scope of its service range. In addition, Hanjin Shipping reveals that they are planning to change the calling port from Valencia to Algeciras this coming April, in accordance with the opening of the company’s new dedicated terminal in the region, which is expected to become a new logistics hub in the Mediterranean and West African regions for Hanjin Shipping.

Meanwhile, Hanjin Shipping is continuing to seek opportunities to cooperate with partner carriers in service-launching and more in order to satisfy the various needs of its customers.

WAF (West Africa) Service

Port Rotation:
Valencia → Lagos → Cotonou → Tema → Abidjan → Valencia

Vessel Deployed: 1,700TEU X 2 (HJS X 1, UASC X 1)