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Niledutch was Hapag-Lloyd's only possible acquisition target

Niledutch was likely the only opportunity available in the container market, says Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen after acquiring the Dutch shipping company. "We have been very lucky," he says.

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With a new acquisition, Germany's Hapag-Lloyd builds a strong foundation for cashing in on the future growth market in Africa, says CEO Rolf Habben Jansen.

And Hapag-Lloyd has been very lucky in terms of finding and not least securing a deal with Rotterdam-based container line Niledutch, which operates ten routes to and from West Africa.

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