January 22 - NileDutch is introducing a new service linking the east coast of the USA with West Africa and Europe.

The first vessel in the new service, Cafer Dede, will set sail on February 16, 2016. The service, which is being operated in cooperation with Turkon Line, will then run every nine days.

The service will call at New York, Norfolk and Savannah, before heading to Tangier, where the cargo will be transferred onto NileDutch's WEWA (West Europe - West Africa) service, which calls at Abidjan, Pointe Noire, Luanda, Lobito and Namibe.

NileDutch also operates a network of feeder vessels in the West Africa region, which carry cargo between regional ports, such as Matadi, Soyo, Boma, Bata, Malabo, Cabinda, Douala and Libreville.

Norton Lilly International is NileDutch's representative in the USA.