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Unifeeder launches new service between Southern Africa and the Middle East via Maputo

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Unifeeder will make its first vessel call at the Port of Maputo as part of a direct sailing service introduced to connect the Mozambican capital with core ports in the UAE & India. Unifeeder’s service aims to reduce the congestion with a clear focus to ease the challenges faced by the supply chain & logistics sectors in the region.

The first two vessels have already been chartered and the long-term schedule is already published, with our first vessel call expected early May 2022.

When shipping via Maputo, customers will get exclusive direct connectivity between Maputo to Jebel Ali and Mundra and will significantly reduce the transit time of goods from South Africa and its immediate neighbours to the East with fastest transit time of 11 & 15 days respectively.

In addition, Unifeeder is a part of DP World Group & DP World operates the port of Maputo & port of Komatipoort, offering end-to-end logistics options for shippers.

Apart from Jebel Ali and Mundra, clients would also have access to Unifeeder’s transhipment network linking up with ports such Umm Qasr, Shuaiba, Shuwaikh, Hamad, Bahrain and other Upper Gulf ports.

There are various connecting options closer to Jebel Ali which includes the port of Abu Dhabi & Sohar. On the Indian Subcontinent besides Mundra, shippers could hook up with the network that includes ports as far as

Port Klang & beyond.

More reasons to ship to and from Maputo:

  • Market leading direct service from Maputo to Jebel Ali (11 days transit) and Mundra (15 days transit).
  • Reliable fortnightly service with acceptance for both dry and reefer cargo.
  • Faster, more cost-efficient transportation for Johannesburg, Komatipoort, Matsapha and Harare with alternative rail and road connections.
  • Enhanced connectivity to major Middle East, and Indian Subcontinent ports via Jebel Ali.
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