NileDutch launches new service
NileDutch, the container carrier specialising in West Africa, is about to introduce a new service to link the East Mediterranean with West Africa. The rotation will start in Turkey and the service will run every nine days. The first vessel (MV Cafer Dede) will sail on 23 October 2015.
This development aims to meet the growing demand from exporters in the East Mediterranean for better access to their markets in West Africa. The new service will be operated by NileDutch in cooperation with Turkon Line.
The port rotation: Alexandria - Mersin - Istanbul (Kumport) – Izmit (Evyap) – Gemlik – Izmir (Aliaga) – Tangier. In Tangier cargo will be transferred to the NileDutch WEWA (West Europe – West Africa) service which calls on Abidjan, Pointe Noire, Luanda, Lobito and Namibe.
NileDutch not only serves these key West African ports but also operates an extensive network of feeder vessels in the region which carry cargo between regional ports (Matadi, Boma, Bata, Malabo, Cabinda, Douala, Soyo and Libreville).
NileDutch Africa Line BV (NileDutch), headquartered in Rotterdam (NL) is a major container shipping company, focussing on links between West Africa and the rest of the world. Catoni Group is NileDutch’s representative in Turkey.
Turkon Container Transportation & Shipping Inc. (Turkon Line), a member of the Turkon Holding, has its head office in Istanbul (TR). Turkon is operating direct services in the Mediterranean, North America and Europe.