Emirates Shipping Line today announced the upgrade of its East Africa Asia Service (AFA) into two new services - the Asia Tanzania Express (ATX) and Asia Kenya Express (AKX).
The two new restructured services offer a direct fixed scheduled weekly service out of common ports through competitive transit time; ensuring port delays do not impact the quality of service on either loop.
The Asia Tanzania Express (ATX) - has a port rotation of Singapore – Port Klang
– Colombo - Dar Es Salaam – Colombo - Singapore
The Asia Kenya Express(AKX) - has a port rotation of Port Klang - Singapore
- Colombo- Mombasa - Colombo - Port Klang
Both services will commence their voyage in December 2014 with AKX sailing Singapore port on 6th December while ATX starting on 9th December also from Singapore
To make these two services operationally effective, 6 vessels of 2500~2700 TEU nominal capacity will be deployed on the ATX service and 5 vessels of 2700 TEU nominal capacity will be deployed on the AKX service.
'These two new services demonstrate a further commitment from Emirates Shipping Line as it expands its service portfolio” stated an official announcement from the Line. 'Our new services will focus on the high growth cargo movements between the Far East, South East Asia and East Africa. By offering a comprehensive weekly network of reliable services we are responding to the needs of our customer base”