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NileDutch to buy Safmarine multi-purpose arm

[ March 17, 2016   //   ]

West Africa specialist container line NileDutch, has bought the Safmarine MPV multi-purpose vessel business owned by Maersk Line. The business was acquired as part of Maersk’s purchase of the Safmarine container shipping business.

The operations of Safmarine MPVs Europe to West Africa services will continue as NileDutch MPV

Managing director of Safmarine MPV, Jorg Knuttel, commented: “Following the divestment of Safmarine MPVs owned vessels in 2015, today’s agreement marks the complete divestment of Safmarine MPV, which was announced in the Maersk Group 2015 Annual Report. For years Safmarine MPV has demonstrated that breakbulk and containers is a strong combination, hence this acquisition is a natural fit. NileDutch and Safmarine MPV are both West Africa specialists with great heritage and strong focus on customer service and personal relationships. As a result, I am happy that our operations will continue as part of NileDutch.”