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Hapag-Lloyd picks up vessels from Dutch shipowner

The German container carrier has entered a deal with Nile Dutch for a series of new vessels for South American cabotage routes and will charter an additional four for the North Atlantic route network.

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The German container carrier Hapag-Lloyd has acquired two 3,500 teu container ships built in 2015 from Nile Dutch based in The Netherlands, and will also charter two similar ships from the same carrier. The vessels will be employed on domestic routes, also called cabotage, in South America, and as the ships are widely-beamed and have a low draught, they are suitable for many South American ports, Hapag-Lloyd writes in a press release.

"For Hapag-Lloyd, these state-of-the-art and highly efficient vessels represent an important enhancement of the fleet," says Hapag-Lloyd COO Anthony J. Firmin.

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