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Amsterdam back in box business

[ December 19, 2011   //   ]

Three container shipping companies have chosen Amsterdam port for seasonal services carrying West African cocoa beans to Europe. The West Africa ARN service of Mitsui Osk Lines (MOL), the NAF service of Zim and the WAX service of Hapag Lloyd are set to call in the port, which has had a chequered history as a box hub during the peak cocoa season, unloading at the United Stevedores Amsterdam terminal. Ter Haak Group CEO, Richard ter Haak said: “We are delighted with this development. It’s a good start to putting Amsterdam back on the map as a container port.”

ARN’s, NAF’s and WAX’s routing also includes Thamesport (United Kingdom) and the first scheduled vessel is due to call on 26 December.