German-based liner company MACS Maritime Carrier Shipping (MACS) has announced the launch of a new feeder service.

Shipping Telegraph reported on December 20, 2023 that MACS was awarded by St. Helena Government with a 5-year-contract to service the island with a regular monthly feeder service from Cape Town, and MACS is using this opportunity to connect the port of Lüderitz and – on demand – the port of Mossel Bay with their liner services to / from Europe and the US Gulf.

The new service is creating a reliable link for the Namibian fishing industry with the European export markets, and 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.

MACS is employing the MPP vessel MV Karoline in this new service. She is equipped with 2 cranes of 35 ts, combinable to 70 ts lifting capacity and she has a sufficient number of reefer plugs available.

MACS servicemap overview sthelena

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