Hapag-Lloyd has successfully closed the acquisition of the Dutch container shipping company Nile Dutch Investments B.V. (NileDutch) and aims to complete commercial integration by the end of 2021.
In a statement, the carrier described NileDutch as 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 customers, the carrier said.
NileDutch’s shipping experts will bring along invaluable local knowledge of key countries previously without own Hapag-Lloyd representation.
Together, the two parties will offer our customers a denser network of services and a much higher frequency of sailings, according to Hapag-Lloyd.