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New look for Safmarine MPV’s multipurpose services

[ May 27, 2014   //   ]

Safmarine MPV has relaunched its Europe/West Africa multipurpose services under ‘Industry’ and ‘Energy’ banners. Catering to the needs of the oil and gas industry, the Energy service offers significantly shorter transit times and an 18-day frequency with direct calls at Aberdeen, Antwerp, Portugal and Onne (Nigeria), Luanda, Sonils, Soyo and Lobito (Angola).

The Industry service – which combines the ACE and OPEX services – will also offer a fast, direct liner service for industrial projects, conventional cargo and containers between Europe and selected ports in West Africa. Safmarine claims the fastest transit times from Europe to Port Gentil (Gabon) and Equatorial Guinea and it will also call selected ports in Nigeria, the Congo and Cameroon.

Vessels on both tservices have heavy lift capability of up to 160 tons (using ships own gear), full IMDG/IMO capability including acceptance of all classes of IMO including IMO 1 and IMO 7 traffic.

Safmarine MPV vessels can also call at private jetties or make offshore ship to ship transfers.