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Hapag-Lloyd AG | Hapag-Lloyd acquires Africa specialist NileDutch

  • Acquisition considerably strengthens Hapag-Lloyd´s place within the African market
  • Customers to learn from an excellent denser community

Today, Hapag-Lloyd and NileDutch have signed a sale and buy settlement the place Hapag-Lloyd acquires all shares of the Dutch container delivery firm NileDutch Investments B.V. (NileDutch). With over 40 years of experience, NileDutch is one the main suppliers of container companies from and to West Africa. The firm is current in 85 areas the world over and has 16 personal places of work within the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Singapore, China, Angola, Congo and Cameroon. With 10 liner companies, round 35,000 TEU of transport capability and a container fleet of round 80,000 TEU, the corporate connects Europe, Asia and Latin America with West and South Africa. Headquartered in Rotterdam, NileDutch has some 350 staff worldwide with specific experience within the African market.

Hapag-Lloyd acquires Africa specialist NileDutch

Hapag-Lloyd acquires Africa specialist NileDutch

“Africa is an important strategic growth market for Hapag-Lloyd. The acquisition of NileDutch strengthens our position in West Africa and will be an excellent addition to our existing activities on the continent. Our combined customer base will benefit from a denser network from and to Africa as well as from a much higher frequency of sailings. We welcome the new colleagues from NileDutch and hope that together we can further develop our business in Africa in the years to come,” mentioned Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd.

Wim van Aalst, President of NileDutch, added: “Hapag-Lloyd and NileDutch are a very good fit and I am happy that we join forces. Combining our business and expertise in West Africa with Hapag-Lloyd´s worldwide network will enable us to make the next step and further develop the Africa business.”

The completion of the transaction is topic to the approval of the accountable antitrust authorities.

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About Hapag-Lloyd
With a fleet of 234 trendy container ships and a complete transport capability of 1.7 million TEU, Hapag-Lloyd is likely one of the world’s main liner delivery corporations. The Company has round 13,200 staff and 388 places of work in 129 nations. Hapag-Lloyd has a container capability of roughly 2.7 million TEU – together with one of many largest and most trendy fleets of reefer containers. A complete of 121 liner companies worldwide guarantee quick and dependable connections between greater than 600 ports on all of the continents. Hapag-Lloyd is likely one of the main operators within the Transatlantic, Middle East, Latin America and Intra-America trades.

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