Hapag-Lloyd in for 11,000 teu quintet

Hapag-Lloyd in for 11,000 teu quintet

Hamburg: Hapag-Lloyd has signed a letter of intent with Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries for the construction of five 11,000 teu containerships.

Speaking with Maritime CEO earlier this year Rolf Habben Jansen, the German line’s Dutch ceo, said he would be putting pen to paper on new ship orders in the second quarter of 2015.

At the end of last month, the line announced a net loss of €604m ($654m) for 2014.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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