NileDutch takes on its largest ship

NileDutch has fixed its largest ever ship, taking the 8,236 teu YM Utopia for a period of 24 months at a price Alphaliner is reporting at $28,000 per day. The vessel, formerly Taiwanese-controlled and operated by Yang Ming, is now owned by Danaos of Greece.

The ship has been renamed NileDutch Lion and will operate between Asia and West Africa.

With around 44,000 slots Alphaliner lists NileDutch as the 28th 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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