Hapag-Lloyd orders ultra-large container vessels

Image courtesy of Hapag-Lloyd.
Image courtesy of Hapag-Lloyd.


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In an announcement today, Hapag-Lloyd said it has placed an order for six ultra-large container ships with Daewoo in South Korea. Delivery is expected between April and December 2023 and the vessels will be deployed on the Europe-Far East routes as part of THE Alliance.

The additions to Hapag-Lloyd’s fleet will significantly increase the company’s competitiveness in the Far East trade, it says, and as part of the company’s sustainability strategy, the ships will be fitted with a cutting edge high-pressure dual-fuel engine that can run on LNG and conventional fuel.

Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd said: “With the investment in six ultra-large container vessels we will not only be able to reduce slot costs and improve our competitiveness on the Europe-Far East trade, but also take a significant step forward in modernizing our fleet. Additionally, we will further reduce our environmental impact.”

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