MACS launches new MPP feeder service

MACS launches new MPP feeder service

Photo: Frisian Shipbrokers GmbH

MACS Maritime Carrier Shipping has decided to launch a new MPP liner service between Europe and the US Gulf. The decision follows the five-year contract MACS secured from the St. Helena Government. Under the deal, the company will service the island with a regular monthly feeder service from Cape Town.

Now, the company is using the opportunity to connect the port of Lüderitz and, on demand, the port of Mossel Bay with their liner services between Europe and the US Gulf.

The new service is creating a reliable link for the Namibian fishing industry with the European export markets. For the first time, the energy industry is getting a scheduled reliable MPP feeder connection to deliver their products to Lüderitz and, on demand, to Mossel Bay via sea.

It is worth reminding that in mid-December 2023 MACS completed the contract with St. Helena’s government. It is anticipated that the arrival date at St Helena for the new service will be April 2024. At an initial five-year term, with the option for a further five years, this also provides the Island with confidence in shipping services for the foreseeable future.

For the expanded service, MACS said it will deploy its MPP vessel MV Karoline. The multipurpose vessel is equipped with two cranes of 35 tons each, combinable to 70 tons lifting capacity. The company added that the vessel has a sufficient number of reefer plugs available.

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Author: Adnan Bajic

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