Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd Hamburg Express

Hapag-Lloyd is at present the world’s sixth-largest container line, but a planned merger with CSAV will create the fourth-largest global ocean carrier.

Founded in 1970 via a merger between the two shipping companies Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft (Hapag / Hamburg-American Line) and North German Lloyd (NDL), Hapag-Lloyd is based in Hamburg, Germany, and has a presence in 114 countries, with 7,000 employees worldwide.

Hapag-Lloyd has a fleet of more than 150 ships with a capacity of around 730,000 TEUs. In 2013 the carrier posted revenue of EUR 6.56 billion, a 4 percent decrease from the previous year. The company recorded a net loss of EUR 97 million, down 24 percent from the previous year’s net loss of EUR 128 million.

Hapag-Lloyd was the seventh-ranked container carrier in U.S containerized import trade in 2013, with volume of 1,029,853 TEUs, up 1.4 percent year-over-year, giving it market share of 5.7 percent. It was ranked third in U.S. containerized export trade in 2013, with volume of 802,784 TEUs, up 3.1 percent year-over-year, with market share of 6.3 percent. For more carrier rankings, see the JOC’s Top 40 Container Carriers special topic.

Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV in April 2014 signed a binding contract to complete a merger to create the world’s fourth-largest container line. Following the merger, which is expected to be finalized in the fourth quarter of 2014, the enlarged Hapag-Lloyd will have 200 vessels with total transport capacity of around 1 million 20-foot-equivalent units, an annual transport volume of 7.5 million TEUs, and annual turnover of €9 billion.

20 Aug 2014
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17 Jun 2014
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17 Jun 2014
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13 Jun 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in various trade routes to take effect in July...
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for June 6
06 Jun 2014
Numerous container lines have planned general rate increases in various trade routes to take effect July 1, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
CSAV container ship
29 May 2014
In announcing sharply lower losses for the first three months of the year, CSAV said it expects to close on a merger agreement with Hapag-Lloyd in the fourth quarter.
20 May 2014
Hapag-Lloyd, currently preparing
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for May 16
16 May 2014
Multiple carriers have planned general rate increases in various trade lanes in June and July, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
15 May 2014
An aggressive focus on operating efficiency is reflected in the first quarter results of Neptune Orient Lines, Hanjin and Hapag-Lloyd, although the savings were not enough to offset the effects of excess capacity, high bunker prices and weak freight rates that continue to plague the industry.
15 May 2014
Zim is teaming up with Hapag-Lloyd on the U.S.-Mediterranean route to increase port coverage and reduce transit times, in the Israeli ocean carrier’s second agreement with a member of the G6 Alliance in the past week.
13 May 2014
Hapag-Lloyd today pinned its financial future to the expansion of the G6 Alliance into the key east-west liner trades and its takeover of Chile’s CSAV, as its first-quarter loss widened and revenue declined.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for May 9
09 May 2014
Multiple carriers have planned general rate increases in various trade lanes in May and June, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.