February 16 - From March 4, NileDutch, the container and breakbulk specialist in West Africa, will be providing a vessel for its existing FEWA (Far East - West Africa) service.

Texas, a 7,000 teu vessel, will sail from Qingdao, China, on March 4 and will be one of 12 ships that operate the weekly service, which is operated in partnership with Pacific International Lines and CMA-CGM.

The port rotation is Qingdao, Xingang-Tianjin, Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Tangjung Pelepas, Singapore, Cape Town, Pointe Noire, Luanda, Cape Town, Port Kelang and Singapore.

NileDutch says the service is supported by the shipping line's feeder connections in West Africa.