Hanjin Shipping said it is commencing a West Africa service with United Arab Shipping Company from 1 March this year.

Two 1,700teu-class ships will be deployed for the service, said Hanjin

The West Asia Service will run between Valencia, Lagos, Cotonou, Tema and Abidjan.

The South Korean shipping firm said it is also planning to change the calling port from Valencia to Algeciras in April with the opening of its new dedicated terminal in the region.