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Hapag-Lloyd considers ordering six new mega-vessels

Hapag-Lloyd and Evergreen are getting ready to place orders for ultra-large container ships. Combined, this could entail orders worth USD 2.2 billion, writes The Wall Street Journal. Market sources confirm Hapag-Lloyd's interest in mega-ships to ShippingWatch.

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Two of the world's largest container shipping companies, Taiwanese Evergreen and German Hapag-Lloyd, are reportedly close to placing large orders for newbuild container ships.

According The Wall Street Journal, both box carriers have contacted shipyards in Asia about orders of up to 15 ships worth a rough total of USD 2.2 bililion.

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