German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd has added a new
15,000 TEU containership Afif to its fleet, strengthening its presence in South
The company informed that the 150,800 gross ton
vessel “was delivered in perfect
condition to Hapag-Lloyd and is already making its way to Pusan.”
Featuring a length of 368 meters and a width of 51
meters, the new ultra large containers vessel (ULCVs) is the first ship of this
class painted in Hapag-Lloyd colors and design, according to the company.
By merging with Dubai-based United Arab Shipping Company
(UASC), Hapag-Lloyd is strengthening its position as the fifth-largest liner
shipping company in the world.
Its 230 vessels sailing across the world have a total
transport capacity of approximately 1.6 million TEU. The average capacity of
the ships is thereby growing by roughly 1,000 TEU, from 5,860 to 6,839 TEU.
With the merger, Hapag-Lloyd’s fleet was strengthened
with 15,000 TEU+ ships. Before the move, the largest ships in Hapag-Lloyd’s
fleet were the ten Hamburg Express-class vessels, each with capacities of
around 13,200 TEU.