The accumulated operational constraints on the Hapag-Lloyd West African services are heavily affecting connection of cargo from North Europe and Mediterranean. As a result, they are facing challenging transhipment operations and congestion in Tangier as well as in their main hubs in North Europe.

Hapag-Lloyd therefore has to temporarily suspend booking of new cargo from North Europe and Mediterranean (including North Africa) to West Africa, including Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal, Mauritania and Benin, with immediate effect and until further notice.

Hapag-Lloyd is working on easing up the situation and will reinstate acceptance as soon as possible, which will be announced accordingly.