Africa Express Line orders large reefers

Africa Express Line (AEL), the British subsidiary of Marseilles-based Compagnie Fruitière, has ordered for four conventional reefer cargo vessels at Kitanihon Shipyard in Japan. Deliveries of the large 630,000 cu ft ships are expected to take place in 2024 and 2025 with no prices revealed. The ship design also allows for the carriage of 100 reefer containers on deck.

AEL operates two weekly liner services that link West Africa to Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, according to Alphaliner.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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