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From 12 March 2016, NileDutch, the container line specialising in West Africa, will upgrade its existing FEWA (Far East – West Africa) service to weekly. There will also be three new ports of call: Chiwan (China), Port Kelang (Malaysia) and Cape Town (South Africa). Together with its partner PIL the line will join the ASAF service of CMA-CGM.

Port rotation
The upgraded weekly service will be operated using 13 vessels (6,000 TEU). As of 12 March the port rotation will be: Xingang, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Chiwan, Singapore, Port Kelang, Tajung Pelepas, Cape Town, Pointe Noire, Luanda and Singapore.

West African feeder network
Pointe Noire (Congo) is the NileDutch feeder hub for Douala, Libreville, Bata, Malabo, Boma, Matadi, Cabinda and Soyo. Luanda (Angola) will be the hub for cargo for Lobito and Namibe. Cargo to Abidjan will be transhipped via Pointe Noire.

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. 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 their customers a reliable service. The fleet of vessels provides efficient access to smaller ports in West Africa.

For more information please contact:

NileDutch Communication department
E-mail: Communications@niledutch.com
Tel: +31 10 281 8283