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Hapag-Lloyd pushes back plans for mega-vessels

German Hapag-Lloyd is still keeping its eye on expanding into ultra large vessels, but the carrier is in no hurry, says the CEO after a positive 2015 annual report. Instead, the carrier wants to increase its capacity across more of its existing vessels. 

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There is no hurry to expand the fleet by adding ultra-large vessels, explains Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen, who as recently as last year aired plans to invest in container ships in the 18-20,000 teu range.

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