CMA CGM boosts cashew nut run between Africa and Vietnam
FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM is to upgrade the quality of its AFEX service connecting West Africa to Asia for the export of cashew nuts from Benin and Ghana
FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM is to upgrade the quality of its AFEX service connecting West Africa to Asia for the export of cashew nuts from Benin and Ghana.
To meet with customers' demand for a direct weekly service from Benin and Ghana to Vietnam, Vung Tau direct call will be included in the rotation, effective May 11, 2019 with the sailing of the Kmarin Azur voyage 08Y2WE1MA.
This additional call in Vietnam is planned for the entire season of the cashew nuts, expected to end in Ghana and Benin late June and beginning July. The last call in Vung Tau is scheduled ETA August 3, 2019.
Transit times to Vietnam are premium. Vung Tau is reached from Tema in 32 days, from Cotonou in 35 days. Ho Chi Minh will be served by barge via Vung Tau with an additional 3 days, according to AJOT.
The AFEX rotation: Lome, Tema, Cotonou, Walvis Bay, Tanjung Pelepas, Vung Tau, Shanghai, Ningbo, Fuqing/Fuzhou, Kaohsiung, Nansha, Singapore, Tanjung Pelepas and returning to Lome.