NYK and NileDutch to launch Asia – West Africa Service

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NYK and NileDutch today announce a new direct service between Asia, South Africa and West Africa.

 

London, 26th May 2009

Nile DutchNYK and NileDutch today announce a new direct service between Asia, South Africa and West Africa.

The service will operate twice a month between the ports of Shanghai, Shekou (China), and Singapore in Asia and Durban (South Africa), Lome (Togo), Tema (Ghana) and Lagos (Nigeria).  Both companies will deploy two vessels of between 2,200 TEU and 2,700 TEU nominal intake.

The service will commence on 17th June with MV Commodore‘s arrival in Shanghai.

NYK Group Europe’s Liner Division senior trade director Yasunobu Suzuki stated: “This new service is being introduced to support the huge inward investment by our Asian customers in West Africa, built upon growing demands of African consumers.  It will also provide a direct service for African exporters to Asia.”

According to NileDutch’s Jan-Willem de Braal this development will further support the market’s recognition of his company’s leading role in West Africa and will provide an even better service range to it’s customers.

This service is the first joint venture for NYK and NileDutch and it marks a return to West Africa for NYK.  NileDutch will be expanding its presence in West Africa in addition to its current Asia – Angola service.

 

For further information contact:
Ian J Aitchison, general manager, Group Communications, NYK Group Europe Ltd,

Tel: +44 20 7090 2063, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jan-Willem de Braal, Managing Director NileDutch, Tel +31 (0)10 281 8283, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.