Feature, Sea

Four of a kind in Southampton

[ November 3, 2014   //   ]

DP World Southampton recently hosted four Hapag- Lloyd sister ships simultaneously on its deep-sea berths – the first time in its history that four vessels from the same line berthed at the same time.

Three were the new generation ultra large container ships with nominal capacity of more than 13,000teu. The Ludwigshafen Express, New York Express and Stuttgart Express were all making their first port of call on a rotation in Europe and later went on to call at Le Havre and Antwerp.  The Hong Kong Express was making her last call of its European rotation before sailing to Singapore.

Hapag-Lloyd is part of the G6 shipping alliance and, after the planned merger with Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores (CSAV), will be the fourth largest shipping line in the world.



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