Hapag-Lloyd confirms order for six megamax boxships at DSME...
Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd has finally signed on the dotted line for six 23,500+ teu ultra large container vessels at South Korea’s DSME.
The vessels will be equipped with dual fuel LNG engines, and are scheduled for delivery between April and December 2023.
Hapag-Lloyd says the vessels will be deployed on the Europe – Far East routes as part of THE Alliance.
Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd, commented: “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.”
The six vessels will see an investment of around $1bn, with financing already secured.
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