Hapag-Lloyd places order for six new megaships

German container line Hapag-Lloyd has placed an order for six new ultra-large container vessels of more than 23,000 each. The company will have a total of 12 of the largest in its fleet.

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Hapag-Lloyd adds six new ultra-large container vessels to its fleet.

The order comes only six months after Hapag-Lloyd ordered six ships of more than 23,500 teu that can sail on LNG, and the company, the world's fifth largest container carrier, now follows up with an order for another six ships of the same type, according to an announcement Tuesday.

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