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NileDutch and CMA CGM conclude vessel sharing agreement

Two leading container shipping lines, NileDutch and CMA CGM, have concluded a vessel sharing agreement (VSA) for services from South America to West Africa. This agreement will take effect on week 22.

The vessel sharing agreement will enable both companies to offer their customers a better and more efficient service. Initially the service will operate using 2,500 TEU NileDutch vessels. As of August, it will use two NileDutch and two CMA CGM vessels, each with a capacity of 4,250 TEU. This service, operating every two weeks, will provide a valuable connection between these regions with their rapidly developing economies.

Ports of call - South America:
Buenos Aires, Rio Grande, Itajai, Santos and Rio de Janeiro.

Ports of call - West Africa:
Lomé, Pointe Noire and Luanda.

NileDutch Africa Line BV (NileDutch) is one of the world's top-25 container shipping companies. NileDutch operates cargo liner services between West African ports and Europe, South Africa, South America and Asia. The company has over 30 years’ experience of working in Africa and has a large network of offices and agents. This presence in the region means NileDutch is familiar with the needs of the African market and can respond quickly to changes in the situation and offer a reliable service. Their fleet of feeder vessels provides efficient access to smaller ports in West Africa.