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24 March 2020 – PRESS RELEASE: Universal Africa Lines will keep its Liner Services to West Africa fully operational and running

To Our Valued Customers,

In these difficult and uncertain times we would like to reassure you that one thing will remain the same, Universal Africa Lines will keep its Liner Services to West Africa fully operational and running.

UAL has been servicing West Africa for over 47 years during which we have weathered many storms, and this is by far the biggest challenge we have encountered to date. We fully realize the severity of the present crisis and therefore have taken measures to secure maximum safety both on board our vessels, and in port.

We will do our part in keeping the logistical corridor to and from West Africa open, and we commit to calling our scheduled ports to the best of our ability as we have always done. The challenges we face to do so, might force us to make (short notice) changes to our schedules, for which we count on your kind understanding.

We are in this together, and count on your support the same as you count on ours. Our hearts go out to everyone personally affected by this virus, and we have the deepest respect for all the health care workers and public officials who are fighting around the clock.

We can only humbly do our small part and sincerely appreciate your continued support.

With best regards, Harald Maas (Director – UAL Netherlands BV, General Agent to UAL Ltd)

OFFICIAL NOTICE

 

16 March 2020 – UAL NETHERLANDS WILL BE OPERATING FROM HOME LOCATIONS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT

UAL Netherlands is the General Agent to UNIVERSAL AFRICA LINES, and normally operates from it’s location in Capelle ad IJssel in the Netherlands.

In order to ensure everyones safety, with immediate effect, all staff have been sent home to work from there, and all scheduled meetings have been cancelled

All our staff will be working at their home locations, and will be reachable on their normal email addresses.

It is important to notice that ALL OUR ACTIVITIES WILL BE PERFORMED AS NORMAL, although (minor) delays can be expected.

Our office phone number will be out of service, however KEY STAFF can be reached on their mobile telephone numbers as per the following list:

FOR OPERATIONS ON VESSELS TO AND FROM THE USA

USA.OPS@UALNETHERLANDS.COM

Gabriel Buijs

+31(0)6-12987568

Operations USA

gbs@ualnetherlands.com

Rene de Jong

+31(0)6-51566148

Operations

rjg@ualnetherlands.com

FOR OPERATIONS ON VESSELS TO AND FROM EUROPE

EU.OPS@UALNETHERLANDS.COM

Paul Resink

+31(0)6-22803188

Operations Europe

prk@ualnetherlands.com

Sjaak van Buren

+31(0)6-20754726

Ops-Super cargo

jbn@ualnetherlands.com

FOR RATE ENQUIRIES

RATES@UALNETHERLANDS.COM

Reinaart v.d. Broek

+31(0)6-10901190

Export Sales

rbk@ualnetherlands.com

Jordie Koster

+31(0)6-13117667

Import & Inter Africa sales

jkr@ualnetherlands.com

FOR DOCUMENTATION

SBDOCS@UALNETHERLANDS.COM

Ilona Kentie

+31(0)6-30296656

Inside sales Europe / Documentation Manager

ike@ualnetherlands.com

FOR CONTAINERS

Paul Bolleboom

+31(0)6-12116965

Container control

pbm@ualnetherlands.com

Mario van Drunen

+31(0)6-22559764

Container control

mdn@ualnetherlands.com

FOR ACCOUNTING

ACCOUNTS@UALNETHERLANDS.COM

Nico de la Fosse

+31(0)6-22559789

Manager Finance & Administration

nfe@ualnetherlands.com

FOR MANAGEMENT

Ilmars Jerins

+31(0)6-10736649

Operations manager

ijs@ualnetherlands.com

Edwin Mirck

+31(0)6-46765165

Line manager  

emk@ualnetherlands.com

Andre Schrijver

+31(0)6-11235006

Commercial Manager

asr@ualnetherlands.com

Dagmara Balandis- Lourenço

+31(0)6-25109597

Management assistant Director

dbo@ualnetherlands.com

Linda Kleinjan

+31(0)6-10389419

 

This measure is implemented with immediate effect, and will last as long as the Dutch Government dictates, and for the time being,
these measures have been implemented until April 6th.

We will keep you immediately posted on any changes.

It is also important to notice that our shipping line UNIVERSAL AFRICA LINES is NOT affected, and will maintain it’s regular Liner Service as scheduled.

We sincerely apologise for this inconvenience, and trust that these measures will contribute to a normalisation of the situation.

We thank you for your appreciation.

 

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UAL EXPANDS FLEET

Universal Africa Lines is proud to announce the latest addition to its fleet, the mv UAL Fortitude.

Universal Africa Lines, the niche carrier for the Oil and Gas and project industry in West Africa, has recently purchased the mv UAL Fortitude.
The mv UAL Fortitude , a modern 12.744mts DWT multipurpose vessel with 3 box shaped holds, is equipped with 2 x 180MT ship’s gear which can be combined to 360MT lifting capacity.
With the acquisition of this vessel, UAL is entering into the market for heavy lifts in West Africa.

“We are very excited to have this new lady in our fleet ” says Harald Maas, Director of UAL Netherlands, “The Oil and Gas industry is putting more and more demands on the lifting capacity of our vessels, and this latest addition will ensure UAL will maintain it’s position as the leading carrier for the Oil and Gas industry in West Africa for years to come. We are looking for further expansions of our fleet in the very near future, especially in the heavy lift segment “.

For any booking inquiries please contact:
Europe rates@ualnetherlands.com
USA rates@ualamerica.com