The ocean carrier Maersk Line has speeded up its weekly Mashariki Express service between Asia and East Africa, decreasing roundtrip voyage time from 49 days to 42 days.
Transit times eastbound to Maersk’s mega-regional hub in Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia, from East Africa have decreased by about five days, now taking 27 days between Mombasa and Tanjung Pelepas and 12 days from Dar es Salaam.
The rotation of the Mashariki Express remains Tanjung Pelepas, Mombasa, Dar es Salaam, and Tanjung Pelepas.
The service is currently operated with six vessels, three each from Maersk and subsidiary Safmarine, with an average capacity of 2,345 TEUs. — ComPair Data
, Ben Meyer