Unifeeder, a subsidiary of DP World, launched earlier this month a new maritime transport service linking Mozambique to the Middle East and India, providing African companies with a fast and reliable new route to lucrative export markets.
The new fortnightly interconnected service kicked off on May 6, operating between Mozambique’s capital Maputo, Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates and Mundra on India’s west coast.
According to Jesper Kristensen, COO of DP World’s Maritime Services Group, “as a major investor in Africa, DP World is committed to providing businesses across Africa with fast, cost-effective and reliable connections to global markets.”
“Our new service provides faster and more reliable routes for exporters across Mozambique and inland Africa thanks to efficient rail and road connections from the Port of Maputo to destinations such as Johannesburg, Komatipoort, Matsapha and Harare,” he added.
The service consists of two ships deployed for a 28-day round trip, offering a faster transit time of just 11 days from Maputo to Jebel Ali, and 15 days from Maputo to Mundra.