MOL Liner Ltd. (MOL), Evergreen Line and COSCO Container Lines Co., Ltd. Have announced the launch of a weekly direct service from Asia to West Africa, branded the ‘WA1’. The new express link will further enhance each company’s service network to cover strategic markets in Africa to meet increasingly diverse commercial requirements.

The jointly operated 12-vessel service will commence from Shanghai on June 2, 2014, with six of the ships being operated by MOL, four by Evergreen Line and two by COSCON.

Additional ‘WA1’ service details are as follows:

Rotation: Shanghai (MON/MON) - Ningbo (TUE/WED) - Hong Kong (FRI/FRI) - Nansha (SAT/SAT) - Singapore (THU/THU) - Lagos Apapa (MON/THU) - Tema (FRI/MON) - Lome (MON/FRI) - Abidjan (SUN/WED) - Singapore (MON/MON) - Shanghai (MON/TUE)

Commencement: Westbound - MV TBC, ETA Shanghai June 2, 2014

Eastbound - MV TBC, ETA Lagos Apapa July 7, 2014