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MV NileDutch Antwerpen Naming Ceremony

The naming ceremony of the MV NileDutch Antwerpen, our third new build vessel, was held on Friday 24 April 2015, at IMT Terminals in Antwerp, Belgium.

Kathelijne de Braal, spouse of NileDutch COO Jan Willem de Braal, was the MV NileDutch Antwerpen's godmother. The naming ceremony was attended by representatives of the embassies in Belgium of Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Netherlands, the port authorities, business partners, customers and employees of NileDutch. NileDutch is expanding its fleet with four custom-designed container vessels to offer an improved service to key markets in West Africa. These vessels will be registered in the Netherlands and fly the Dutch flag.

Vessel design optimised for West Africa
The dimensions and deck equipment of the four new vessels are tailored to the ports they will serve in West Africa. This will enable NileDutch to serve this key market even better. Each vessel has a capacity of 3510 TEU (1530 in the holds and 1980 on the hatch covers). The efficient 20,000 kW engines will ensure operational efficiency and a low environmental impact. The vessels have a length over all of 224 metres, beam (width) of 34.8 metres and draft of 12.5 metres. The new builds will operate on NileDutch's busy West Africa - Far East rotation.

About NileDutch
NileDutch Africa Line BV is one of the world's top-25 container shipping companies. The company provides liner services between West African ports and Europe, South Africa, South America and Asia. NileDutch has been operating for over 30 years and has a worldwide office network and a particularly dense network in West Africa. Its local presence and commitment to this region enable NileDutch to respond quickly to market demands and offer an efficient service.

City of Antwerp
The history of the city of Antwerp (in the Dutch language: Antwerpen) in Belgium goes back around 17 centuries. Its port is the second largest in Europe. In the past known for painters such as Rubens, it currently has a thriving fashion scene and is also an important centre of the diamond trade. Antwerp has many buildings of great architectural interest and a number of important museums. NileDutch has a large office in Antwerp, at the Godefriduskaai.



Naming Ceremony at IMT Terminal (Antwerp)


Kathelijne de Braal (ship's godmother) and Captain Ivanov at the MV NileDutch Antwerpen

MV ND Antwerpen

MV NileDutch Antwerpen