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Hapag-Lloyd orders six megamax boxships from South Korea’s DSME

Hapag-Lloyd orders six megamax boxships from South Korea’s DSME

Hapag-Lloyd of Germany finally signed on the dotted line at South Korea's DSME for six 23,500+ teu ultra-large container vessels.

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“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," commented Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd.

The vessels will be fitted with LNG dual-fuel engines, and delivery is scheduled for April to December 2023.

Hapag-Lloyd says that as part of THE Alliance, the vessels will be stationed on Europe's Far East routes.

The six ships will see an investment of about $1 billion, with funding already secured.

Hapag-Lloyd had been working early in the year to place an order for the vessels, but placed plans on ice back in April when, thanks to Covid-19, demand for container transport had plummeted.

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