Hapag-Lloyd Receives New 15,000 TEU Ship
Hapag-Lloyd said it has taken delivery of the 11th and final 15,000 TEU vessel received through its merger with UASC.
The 369-meter-long and 51-meter-wide containership, AFIF, was handed over to Hapag-Lloyd’s Ship Management by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) in South Korea on July 27, 2017.
Although the new vessel is final ship brought into the combined company by UASC, it is the first to already be sailing with Hapag-Lloyd’s colors and design.
The ship has completed its maiden voyage to Busan, and will be deployed in Hapag-Lloyd’s Far East Loop, calling at ports in Shanghai, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp and Southampton.
As a result of the merger, the average capacity of vessels in the fleet has risen by almost 1,000 TEU, from 5,860 to the current 6,840 TEU, and the average ship age has dropped from 8.5 to 7.2 years.
Hapag-Lloyd now has 230 vessels, including six ultra large container vessels (ULCVs) with capacities of 19,870 TEU and 11 vessels with capacities of 15,000.