African box specialist NileDutch has taken in its largest containership in its 20-year history.
Alphaliner reports that the Rotterdam-headquartered line has chartered in the 8,189 teu Conti Makalu for six to 12 months at $12,750 per day. The Conti Makalu surpasses the 7,403 teu NileDutch Panther as the largest ship in the company’s fleet.
The new addition is expected to join NileDutch’s Asia-West Africa FEWA weekly service next month, jointly operated with CMA CGM, Maersk, Safmarine, Cosco and PIL.
With 13 ships totaling nearly 37,000 teu Alphaliner lists NileDutch as the 33rd largest containerline in the world.