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Hapag-Lloyd acquires carrier NileDutch and grows in West Africa


Hapag-Lloyd has successfully closed the acquisition of the Dutch container shipping company Nile Dutch Investments B.V. (NileDutch). The integration will be moving at a swift pace. We aim to complete the commercial integration by the end of 2021.

With 40 years of experience in the market, NileDutch is one of the leading shipping companies along the West African coast. Headquartered in Rotterdam, NileDutch is present in 85 locations across the world and has 16 offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Singapore, China, Angola, Congo and Cameroon. The company also brings with it 7 liner services, around 35,000 TEU of transport capacity, and a container fleet with a capacity of around 80,000 TEU.

The acquisition will strengthen Hapag-Lloyd’s position in West Africa and unlock the enormous potential that Africa offers for growing together with our customers. NileDutch’s shipping experts will bring along invaluable local knowledge of key countries previously without own Hapag-Lloyd representation. Together, we will offer our customers a denser network of services and a much higher frequency of sailings.

Your immediate contacts at Hapag-Lloyd and NileDutch will remain the same – and existing contracts will be honored. We will inform you about any changes in due time.

If you want to learn more about your opportunities in Africa or have any questions about the ongoing integration, please reach out to [email protected].

For additional information please read our latest press release.
 

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