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19th January 2015

SUBJECT: Implementation of Nosy Be Overtime Surcharge

Dear Valued Customers,

Please be guided, and in view of escalating costs to operate in Nosy Be, we will be implementing an Over Time Surcharge on all import and export units loaded / discharged in Nosy Be.

The quantum will be USD 75 per container, and implementation date will be as from Ponente v 1518.

The Over Time Surcharge is to be debited to and collected locally from exporters and consignees, and to be collected prior to the release of Bills of Lading and or Import Delivery Orders.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact your local UAFL Representative. Please be guided accordingly.


14th January 2015

Dear All,

In view of the discontinuation of the MISA service we are pleased to inform you that we have reached an agreement with Maersk Line to charter slots on their MESAWA service.

For those of you who are not familiar with the MESAWA service, it is a weekly product with the following port rotation :- Jebel Ali, Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Port Louis, Jebel Ali.

This new service concept for UAFL enables us to continue to have a direct call South Bound from Jebel Ali, Nhava Sheva/Mundra to Durban & Port Elizabeth but also North Bound from Durban to Port Louis, Jebel Ali and India.

The agreement will commence with the sailing of the Richard Rickmers ETD Jebel Ali 22-23 rd January 2015.

The Slot Charter Agreement is between Maersk and DAL and covers UAFL as an affiliate of DAL. The relationship with Maersk will therefore be managed by DAL Hamburg and the interface locally to the Maersk agencies will be via the DAL agency organization.

We have agreed with Maersk on a fixed slot commitment which will be shared between DAL and UAFL and we have the possibility to use additional slots if available.

To make this service a success we therefore need your full support.

More specific details such as schedules and route, and operational procedures please contact UAFL local representatives.


1st September 2014

SUBJECT: Rate Restoration East Africa Trade / Effective from 20 th September, 2014

Dear Valued Customers,

The ocean freight rates continue to be below the required level to cover basic operating costs or transportation costs on our East Africa services. Considering that current levels are unsustainable for the long term, we are announcing a rate restoration program for this trade lane.

In order to maintain a high standard service level and a comprehensive liner network, please be advised that with effect from 20th September, 2014 freight rates for traffic from the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Asia to East Africa including Tanga and Zanzibar, will be increased by USD150/TEU and USD300/FEU for both dry and refrigerated cargo in the base ocean freight. This increase will apply on top of existing ongoing market rates and will be subject to accessorial surcharges applicable to the time of shipment.

The effective vessel from Jebel Ali is UAFL Zanzibar Voy. 1223 / ETA Jebel Ali 27.09.2014

For further information, please kindly contact the respective load port offices.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of UAFL.


09th July 2014

SUBJECT: Mozambique Channel Fee Surcharge

Dear Valued Customers,

Please note UAFL would herewith like to inform you that, following the decree 98/90 issued by the Mozambique Ministry of Transport, we will implement a related ‘Mozambique Channel Fee surcharge’, effective as from 14th July 2014 onwards until further notice.

The amount charged will be USD 50 / TEU for the ports of Maputo and Beira, while it will be USD 25 / TEU for Nacala, Pemba and Quelimane.

Moreover, the surcharge will be applicable for both Imports and Exports, and will be collected from the freight paying party along with the Ocean Freight and other charges.

The first vessels, as from which this surcharge will be applicable, are:

Athens 721 B
Falshoeft 905
Onego Buran 8R011
Caecilia Schulte 036N

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask your local UAFL representative.


"Our team is constantly developing specialized, high-quality solutions that have sustained UAFL’s current regional status as Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands premier feeder service. We are able to ensure constant customer satisfaction through straightforward transactions, efficiency, competitive rates, value-added innovations and continuous progression. Our vessels link the Indian Ocean Islands and the East Coast of Africa with the rest of the world, providing access to global markets. We pride ourselves on our flexibility and an ability to make quick decisions to meet customer demands in a rapidly changing shipping environment."

Matthew Luckhurst
UAFL - Managing Director

MV MARCAMPANIA and MV ATHENS both are Cellular Container Vessels.
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UAFL now handles special cargo and offers stowage consultation
extended services
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