NileDutch takes its largest ship to date

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.

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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