NileDutch has named the second of four new build vessels, the MV NileDutch Dordrecht at PSA Singapore Terminals.

Eva Jongschaap, wife of Jan Jongschaap, one of NileDutch’s founders, performed the ceremony, which took place 23 January. NileDutch is expanding its fleet with four custom-designed container vessels to be deployed in West Africa. These vessels will be registered in the Netherlands and fly the Dutch flag.

Designed for West Africa

The dimensions and deck equipment of the vessels are tailored to the ports of West Africa. Each vessel has a capacity of 3510 teu (1530 in the holds and 1980 on the hatch covers). The vessels have a length over all of 224 metres, beam (width) of 34.8 metres and draft of 12.5 metres and 20,000 kW engines. The other two vessels will be delivered later this year. All vessels will operate on NileDutch's West Africa – Far East rotation.

City of Dordrecht

The MV NileDutch Dordrecht was named after Dordrecht, a historic city in the south of the Netherlands. The written history of Dordrecht goes back to 1120, making it the oldest city in the Netherlands. For a long time Dordrecht was an important centre of commerce due to its location on three rivers. The remaining new NileDutch vessels will also be named after European cities.