Global leading containerÂ carrier, Maersk Line, has introduced direct shipping services into Nigeriaâ€™s ports even asÂ manyÂ other major shippingÂ lin esÂ Â Â Â ha veÂ scaled down their product offering in Nigeria; consequent upon increasing operational difficulties due to the global economic downturn.
But in a bold move and a mark of strong confidence in the Nigerian economy, Maersk Line is bringing relief to its Nigerian Customers through this direct services.
Maersk Lineâ€™s new, fast and direct service intoÂ ApapaÂ is from Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha & Hong Kong straight to Benin, Togo and Nigeria.
â€œThis new product offering eliminates trans-shipment and delays and reduces freight cost to the Nigerian importerâ€, a statement from the companyâ€™s Media Adviser, Bolaji Akinola stated.
The statement further stated that the new weekly direct sailings by Maersk Line vessels into Nigeria which commences from June 2009 offersÂ fastÂ transit times and competitive prices.