Freight News, Sea

Hapag-Lloyd Purchases Two Ships, Further Optimizes Fleet

[ February 15, 2016   //   ]

Hapag-Lloyd has taken delivery of two modern 3,500-TEU ships from the Dutch shipping company NileDutch. The purchase price was not disclosed, but the ships, which have a special wide-beam design, are being initially deployed in South America. The wide-beam design of the hull means that the ships, which were built in 2015, maintain a comparatively high slot capacity despite having a lower draught, thereby making them particularly well suited for ports with shallow water as for example some South American ports. Hapag-Lloyd is also chartering two more identical ships from NileDutch’s same series, both of which will be deployed together with their sister ships.