Hapag-Lloyd has signed an order for six extremely massive container vessels. The Korean ship yard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering will construct the 23,500+ TEU vessels and ship them to Hapag-Lloyd between April and December 2023.
The vessels shall be deployed on the Europe – Far East routes as a part of THE Alliance and can considerably improve Hapag-Lloyd´s competitiveness on this commerce. As a part of Hapag-Lloyd sustainability technique the vessels shall be fitted with a state-of-the-art High Pressure twin gas engine, which shall be extraordinarily gas environment friendly. The engine will function on LNG, however has alternatively enough tank capability to function on typical gas.
Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd mentioned: “With the funding in six extremely massive container vessels we is not going to solely be capable to cut back slot prices and enhance our competitiveness on the Europe – Far East commerce, but in addition take a big step ahead in modernizing our fleet. Additionally we’ll additional cut back our environmental impression.”
The funding shall be round one billion US Dollar.
With a fleet of 234 fashionable container ships and a complete transport capability of 1.7 million TEU, Hapag-Lloyd is likely one of the world’s main liner delivery corporations. The firm relies in Hamburg, Germany.
(Source and picture: Hapag-Lloyd)
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