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HAPAG-LLOYD ORDERS SIX LNG-FUELLED BOXSHIPS FROM DSME

HAPAG-LLOYD ORDERS SIX LNG-FUELLED BOXSHIPS FROM DSME

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 

Hapag-Lloyd has signed a contract for six ultra large container vessels with South Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.

The 23,500-plus TEU vessels are scheduled for delivery between April and December 2023. They will be deployed on the Europe – Far East routes as part of THE Alliance and will significantly increase Hapag-Lloyd´s competitiveness in this trade. As part of Hapag-Lloyd sustainability strategy the vessels will be fitted with a high pressure dual fuel main engine, designed to be extremely fuel efficient. The engine will operate on LNG, but has alternatively sufficient tank capacity to operate on 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 modernising our fleet. Additionally we will further reduce our environmental impact.”

The investment will be around US$1bn. The respective financing has already been secured.

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