Hamburg-headquartered Hapag-Lloyd has signed an order for six 23,500+ TEU container vessels with South Kiorea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.
Set for delivery between April and December 2023, the vessels represent a $1 billion investment and will be deployed on the Europe – Far East routes as part of THE Alliance.
The vessels will each be fitted with a state-of-the-art, high pressure dual fuel engine, that will operate on LNG, though the ships will have sufficient tank capacity to operate on conventional fuel.
Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd said: “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.”