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Hapag-Lloyd plans to order six 23,000-teu container ships

In order to match both alliance partners and competitors, Hapag-Lloyd plans to order six new 23,000-teu container ships, the shipping line tells ShippingWatch. Several port investments are also being planned.

Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO at Hapag-Lloyd, says the company will soon order several mega-ships. | Photo: PR / Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd plans to make a number of large investments in ships and ports after its strategy has for some years now been all about streamlining operations and utilizing the assets already on its book.

The container line's Chief Executive Rolf Habben Jansen recently unveiled the plans during a meeting with German shipping media such as Hansa International, and they might come to fruition this year or the next.

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