The Hapag-Lloyd shipping company has announced the start of a new regular line containerized service, calling weekly in Dunkerque. The German shipowner will launch the new shipping service in connection with Senegal (Dakar), Mauritania (Nouakchott), the trans-shipment hub in Tangier, Morocco, and Dunkerque.
The service will also allow customers to serve the Portuguese ports of Leixoes in the North-South direction and Lisbon in the South-North direction. Called DEX, for Dakar Express, with a fleet of four ships with a nominal capacity of 1,700 TEUs, this new service will call at the Port of Dunkerque from Monday, November 26th onwards.
According to an article on hellenicshippingnews.com, it complements the shipping offer from and to West Africa and the Iberian Peninsula, but it will also open to markets in Latin America, North America, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, the Far East and Australia.