Three ships of between 1, 200 – 1, 800 TEU capacity will be deployed on the joint service. Evergreen and its two partners will each deploy one vessel. The first scheduled departure will be from Algeciras on July 20.
The port rotation for the service after the southern Spanish hub-port of Algeciras will be Lagos (Tincan Island), Cotonou in Benin, then Lome, Togo before the return leg to Algeciras.
The new loop will double Evergreen’s service frequency to Lagos, Nigeria, as its existing WAF service calls at the port’s Apapa Terminal and also extend the line’s service scope to Benin and Togo in addition to Ghana and the Ivory Coast already served by WAF. The new WAF 2 service will also increase the efficiency of the transhipment operation at Algericas, linking into Evergreen Line’s extensive network in Europe, the Far East and the rest of the world.