Hapag-Lloyd has awarded a major shipbuilding order to the Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. This is to build six container ships with a size of over 23,500 TEU for the Hamburg shipping company and deliver them to Hapag-Lloyd between April and December 2023. Hapag-Lloyd puts the investment volume for the six container ships at a total of one billion euros. The financing of the sum is secured.
“The ships will be used on the Europe-Far East routes within the framework of THE Alliance and will significantly increase Hapag-Lloyd’s competitiveness in this trade area,” the company said. The shipping company announced that the ships will be equipped with state-of-the-art high-pressure dual-fuel engines.
“By investing in these large container ships, we will not only be able to reduce our unit costs and improve our competitiveness in Europe-Far East trade, but also take a significant step in modernizing our fleet. We will also use it to further reduce our ecological footprint, ”says Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd.