Hapag-Lloyd goes for gas

Hapag-Lloyd says it will be the first operator in the world to convert large container ship to use liquefied national gas (LNG). It plans to retrofit the 15,000teu Sajir, one 17 vessels in the fleet designed to be LNG-ready, to operate using either LNG or low-sulphur fuel oil. The conversion will be carried out in the Shanghai-based shipyard Huarun Dadong Dockyard. The plan will be to operate the vessel using ... [+]

Fire breaks out on Hapag Lloyd ship

Fire broke out in a deck container on board Hapag Lloyd’s 7,510teu Yantian Express 650 miles off the coast of Canada while en route from Colombo to Halifax on 3 January. The crew of were reported unharmed, but efforts to extinguish the fire had to be suspended for the time ... [+]

Southampton and London Gateway calls for THE Alliance

THE Alliance - Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express, and Yang Ming – has revealed details of its planned schedules for 2019, subject to regulatory approvals. The FE1 service from Japan and Singapore will call at Southampton as will the FE2 service from Korea, China and Singapore, FE4 from Ningbo and Shanghai ... [+]

Container lines to forge common IT platform

IT executives from MSC, AP Moller–Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, and Ocean Network Express plan to set up an association that will create common information technology standards for the container shipping industry. Members of the group identified a need for a neutral and non-profit body for ocean carriers that is driven ... [+]

Hapag Lloyd signs feeder deal

Hapag-Lloyd has signed a feeder network deal with the Ocean Network Express (ONE) group of Japanese shipping lines – NYK, Mitsui OSK and K line. The two partners have already started a new Intra-Asia service, the Bohai Feeder (BHX) in August, and plan to start a new Intra-Europe service, the North ... [+]

Hapag Lloyd to expand East Africa service

German-owned shipping line Hapag-Lloyd plans to expand its East Africa Service with a weekly connection to and from Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Khor Fakkan, Jebel Ali, Mombasa and Dar es Salaam in September. It follows the launch earlier this year of a weekly service between Jeddah, Mombasa and Dar es Salaam. [+]

More reefers for Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd has ordered 11,100 new reefer containers. They will join the company’s existing fleet of 91,000 units, with delivery gradually starting in August and due to be completed by December. [+]

Quick quotes from Hapag Lloyd

Hapag Lloyd has launched an online quotation tool. Quick Quotes generates quotations for container shipments in seconds with detailed pricing. Users log on to the line’s website, choose the start location and end location as well as a commodity and container type. Customers will receive a binding quotation within seconds, ... [+]

Minister names Hapag-Lloyd’s latest baby

Shipping minister Nusrat Ghani christened Hapag-Lloyd’s latest 15,000teu ship the Afif at a ceremony at DP World London Gateway on 16 July. Hapag’s chief operating officer Anthony Firmin said it was the first time in 20 years that the German line has named one of its vessels in Great Britain. ... [+]

Crocs away!

No, Hapag-Lloyd hasn’t suffered a graffiti attack – the German shipping line has commissioned artists to deck out two of its 20-foot containers with scenes inspired by its home city of Hamburg. (The Crocodiles are the name of the local ice hockey team.) The boxes are now on their first voyage, ... [+]

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