Hapag-Lloyd scraps seven more boxships

Following its acquisition last year of Middle Eastern line UASC, Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd has moved to lower its average fleet age with the scrapping of seven 4,101 teu containerships.
The 1998-built A4 class containerships, previously part of the UASC fleet, will be recycled in Turkey and China in an environmentally friendly manner.

Anthony Firmin, chief operating officer of Hapag-Lloyd, commented: “The recycling of these ships is part of the restructuring of our fleet. Since the merger with UASC, we boast one of the youngest fleets in the industry on average.”

Hapag-Lloyd scrapped three vessels (DeiraNajran and Sakaka) from the same series in September 2017.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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