August 20 - From September 1, NileDutch Belgium will become an independent operating company as a subsidiary of NileDutch to optimising the services offered and strengthen the company's partnership with the trade. Antwerp is a strategic port for NileDutch

Also from September 1, NileDutch China will become operational nationwide in the People's Republic which is of the utmost strategic importance for the company.

The agency network with offices in Tianjin and Qingdao will be expanded with dedicated NileDutch offices in Shanghai, Ningbo, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.

Jack Lau has been appointed new general manager to oversee all six offices centrally from Shanghai.

In a statement, NileDutch says that this is a major development for the line and reflects its long term commitment to provide dedicated sales and customer service in one of its most important markets.