Hapag-Lloyd Ship Named

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The long-established Hamburg shipping line Hapag-Lloyd named a containership in

Malaysia for the first time. The patron of the 336m long “Kuala Lumpur Express” is Ursula

Adrion, wife of Adolf Adrion, member of the executive board of Hapag-Lloyd AG. The

“Kuala Lumpur Express” can carry 8,749 TEU and is the second ultra-modern training ship

on which Hapag-Lloyd trains its nautical and technical personnel, following the identical

“Chicago Express”, which entered service in February 2006. Both mega containerships are

among the largest vessels of their type worldwide.

In addition to her crew of 24, the “Kuala Lumpur Express” carries 15 upcoming seafarers

and two trainers on board. The heart of the additionally installed training deck is a

multimedia training room. A training workshop is also provided in the engine room. This

year, another six groups will start their education on board of both training ships, including

young apprentices as officers assistants, ship mechanic trainees and future engineers on

watch.

Hapag-Lloyd is thus underlining its traditionally strong commitment in the training area. In

recent years, the company has continuously increased the number of training places it has

offered. A total of 56 young persons began their training in the marine area at Hapag-Lloyd

in 2007, and the figure will be up to 75 this year. In the past ten years, Hapag-Lloyd has

given close on 300 young persons training opportunities on board. The total number

including traineeships on land (commercial and industrial occupations) is more than 560.

“Our sector has a huge need for young technical and nautical staff, and, given the

optimistic growth forecasts, this requirement will tend to increase in the next few years,”

commented Hapag-Lloyd executive board member Adolf Adrion. “Containershipping offers

young persons a very interesting working environment with excellent career prospects and

a secure future.”

According to the international economic research institute Global Insight, container

transport volume worldwide will surge to 158m standard containers (TEU) by 2012,

corresponding to annual average growth of 6.8%. An overall 114m TEU were shipped

worldwide in 2007. “We are consistently expanding our fleet. We will be taking delivery of

an additional 14 newbuildings up to the end of 2011,” stated Michael Behrendt, CEO of

Hapag-Lloyd AG.


Container Ships

APL Strengthens Asia-Europe Service Network

APL today announced the launch of a new weekly service - the India Pakistan Europe (IPE) Service, directly connecting the key South Asian markets of India and Pakistan to major ports in Europe.

BG Freight Line Orders Four Containerships

BG Freight Line, a fully owned subsidiary of Peel Ports Group, is to receive new tailor-made short sea container feeder vessels optimized for the company’s Irish Sea Hub services.

Mobile Crane for ICTSI Congo

Matadi Gateway Terminal (MGT), the new container and general cargo terminal on the Congo River, DR Congo, has received the first of two new mobile cranes scheduled to go into service at the terminal.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0815 sec (12 req/sec)