Arkas Line, making a slot agreement with Hapag-Lloyd, renews its service to the West African country Mauritania by shortening the transit time of the service by a week. The transit time of the weekly, 4 vessel service, calling at Tangier is now 28 days. The route of the service is Antwerp – Dunkirk – Lisbon – Tangier –Dakar – Nouakchott – Tangier – Leixoes – Antwerp.
Arkas Line’s Mauritania Service’s transit time is now shortened
Mauritania’s economy is dominated by extractive industries and fishing. Mauritania’s capital and largest city, Nouakchott, is at the same time one of the the largest cities of the Sahara. The city is known to be a fishing town before the city was established. According to the report published by DEIK in 2017, the main exports of the country are metal ores, fish and shellfish, precious stones and the country’s main export partners are China, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and Japan.
Mauritania’s top imports are mineral fuel and oils, machines, ships, boats and grains, while its top export partners are the U.S.A, the United Arab Emirates, Belgium, China and Holland.
A wide range of products from powder milk to textile
Mauritania is more import centric, and Arkas Line provides the shipments of products such as powder milk from Europe, ores, carpets, machines and equipments from the Mediterranean, and many other products like textile products and chemical raw materials.
Arkas Line also calls at Nouadhibou port in addition to Nouakchott port with the slot agreement it has made with Bolluda Line.