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MNM Shipping Line Postpones Lagos Call

SIFAX Group,one of Africa’s fastest growing multinational corporations with diverse interests in Maritime, Aviation, Haulage & Logistics, Oil & Gas and Hospitality, has announced the postponement of the first call of MNM African Shipping Line’s MV Orient Spirit at Lagos port.

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SIFAX Group is the official agent of the new line both in Nigeria and Ghana. According to Mr. Markus Brinkmann, Sifax Group Managing Director, the postponement was due to the unforeseen huge patronage from some West African ports that the vessel was scheduled to call before coming to Lagos.

He said: “The MV Orient maiden call at Lagos port won’t happen on Friday, May 8, 2015 as previously scheduled. The vessel has been overbooked at the various West African countries, which ports she called. We are surprised by this level of trust and patronage already shown by clients on the very first voyage of the vessel.

“With our second vessel coming on stream shortly, this situation would be properly addressed and the enthusiastic Lagos market would be appropriately serviced.”

Brinkmann further reassured clients and other stakeholders of the resolve of both the shipping line and SIFAX Group to provide an excellent service of international standards as they fulfil the objectives of promoting international trade and linking ports in Nigeria and other West African countries with new ones across Europe.

MNM is the first privately-owned African shipping line and would make calls in ports like Barcelona, ​​Sagunto, Tangier, Casablanca, Agadir, Nouakchott, Dakar, Conakry, Lagos, Tema and Abidjan.