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Habben Jansen after merger: Now the industry is finally moving

With UASC on board, the next step although likely not the last, has been taken towards consolidation of the industry, says CEO of Hapag-Lloyd, Rolf Habben Jansen, to ShippingWatch. The industry has finally begun the necessary work, states the Chief Exec of the German container carrier.

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For the second time in two years, Rolf Habben Jansen can cross another item off of his to-do list in the German container carrier's strategy of acquisitions and merging with other industry players.

The approval Monday for the merger between Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), giving rise to the world's fifth-largest container carrier, is the second deal to be carried out under leadership of Rolf Habben Jansen, since he took the Chief Executive position at the carrier in 2014. A few months after he took office the anticipated merger with Chilean CSAV was completed.

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