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Hapag-Lloyd buys Dutch container line focused on Africa

Germany's Hapag-Lloyd buys Dutch container line NileDutch, which specializes in container shipping to and from West Africa. NileDutch has a fleet capacity of around 80,000 teu and 16 offices globally.

"Africa is an important strategic growth market for Hapag-Lloyd," says CEO Rolf Habben Jansen about the acquisition of NileDutch. | Photo: PR / Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd, the world's fifth-largest container line, buys Rotterdam-based shipping line Nile Dutch.

The Dutch company operates 10 container routes focused on shipping to and from West Africa to the rest of the world. Hapag-Lloyd and NileDutch on Wednesday signed an agreement for German liner major to buy all shares in the Dutch company, according to a press release.

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