Hapag-Lloyd Hamburg Express


With a fleet of more than 220 modern container ships and a total transport capacity of roughly 1.6 million TEUs, Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world's leading container lines with about 12,000 employees and nearly 400 offices in more than 125 countries worldwide. Hapag-Lloyd’s containerized capacity of about 2.6 million TEUs, and includes one of the largest and most modern fleets of refrigerated storage ships.

Hapag-Lloyd’s 2017 merger with United Arab Shipping, then the world’s 18th largest container shipping company, added 53 vessels to Hapag-Lloyd’s fleet, and an additional capacity of about 400,000 TEUs, most notably for its service between the Middle East (Dubai) and the Indian subcontinent. Its wide range of containerized services cover a broad range of trade lanes for shippers involved in Atlantic Trade, Trans-Pacific Trade, and Europe-Asia trades.

04 Oct 2022
While rivals make huge investments in end-to-end logistics, Hapag-Lloyd’s strategy is to retain a core focus on container transport and the expansion of its global terminal footprint.
29 Sep 2022
A consortium of liner carriers and terminals aiming to speed the sharing of shipment data with banks believes it can overcome a chronic consent hurdle in the process.
22 Sep 2022
The growing popularity of “China-plus-one” sourcing strategies is working to India’s benefit, sending trade between the US and India to record highs as shippers seek to diversify their supply chains.
19 Sep 2022
In the third detention and demurrage complaint against Hapag-Lloyd in the past year, Orange Avenue Express alleged the ocean carrier charged $258,000 in detention for containers that could not be returned due to port congestion.
16 Sep 2022
The Port of New York and New Jersey has seen an uptick in empty container sweeps by ocean carriers after its decision to impose a tariff aimed at empty boxes lingering in the region.
15 Sep 2022
Hapag-Lloyd insists that its core ocean container focus remains in place despite acquiring a significant stake in an Italian logistics company.
09 Sep 2022
Ocean carriers are trimming trans-Pacific vessel capacity amid weakening market fundamentals, but the traditional slowdown from China’s Golden Week is likely at play as well.
07 Sep 2022
A contract is a contract — and needs to be respected by both parties regardless of spot rate movements — according to Hapag-Lloyd's CEO.
30 Aug 2022
NYSHEX is expanding the reach of its mutually enforceable contract technology to ocean freight agreements outside of its platform as it widens its focus beyond the trans-Pacific trade lane.
19 Aug 2022
Above-average volume growth has narrowed the gap between the 2M Alliance and the Ocean Alliance atop JOC.com’s rankings of the Top 40 Container Carriers by US Imports in 2022.
28 Jul 2022
Average rate levels secured by Hapag-Lloyd were up 80 percent through the first half, setting the carrier on course for another hugely profitable year.
12 Jul 2022
OSRA-22's immediate requirement for accurate billing of detention and demurrage fees has set off a scramble among ocean carriers and marine terminal operators to update their invoicing practices and systems.
13 Jun 2022
HMM will provide North America shippers with a way to book spot container freight by the end of 2022, joining its peers in THE Alliance.
08 Jun 2022
Container line Hapag-Lloyd has settled with the Federal Maritime Commission over improperly charging detention to a California drayage carrier in mid-2021, a bellwether case in the long-running issue of free time fee assessments.
23 May 2022
Major carriers are skipping port calls and changing around schedules for services into Canada and the US East Coast amid high congestion and vessel delays.
17 May 2022
Hapag-Lloyd's sensor initiative is aimed at maximizing the use of its container fleet in an environment where global port congestion has reduced the number of turns each box makes on an annual basis.
12 May 2022
With elevated contract rates already locked in, Hapag-Lloyd says a deteriorating spot market will not be enough to prevent another year of record profitability for the carrier.
04 May 2022
Hapag-Lloyd’s investment in container tracking hardware has visibility providers hoping to capitalize on better container location data to feed to their shipper customers.
29 Apr 2022
Hapag-Lloyd's move to equip its entire box fleet with sensors could herald a new era that unlocks new tools beyond mere visibility for carriers, even if tracking devices aren’t a cure-all for shipper supply chain woes.
27 Apr 2022
Hapag-Lloyd has started a new Mediterranean service into the Port of Virginia that will also offer trans-continental intermodal service to the West Coast.
26 Apr 2022
Hapag-Lloyd is betting customers will eventually demand that all its containers be trackable by sensors, leading it to commit to equipping its fleet of 3 million dry boxes starting next year.
25 Apr 2022
Seven ocean carriers blocked empty container returns to New York-New Jersey marine terminals last week as import volumes swell due to West Coast freight diversions.
22 Apr 2022
The ruling against Hapag-Lloyd could well be a bellwether for future actions against shipping lines relating to what shippers and drayage providers consider unfair assessment of demurrage and detention fees.
15 Apr 2022
Ocean carriers say they have swept more of the empty containers that have plagued truckers who have had to make extra trips further away from ports to store the boxes.
25 Mar 2022
Ocean carriers are stepping up efforts to sweep up empty containers that are congesting ports on the US West and East coasts ahead of an expected surge of new imports.
22 Mar 2022
The Federal Maritime Commission is adding the availability of export capacity to its ongoing scrutiny of how ocean carriers are operating in the US.
22 Mar 2022
Already elevated fuel prices are increasing across freight transport modes in the wake of oil market volatility related to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, shifting shippers' focus back to costs after two years in which speed of delivery has been paramount.
15 Feb 2022
THE Alliance will split a “pendulum” service that swings from Asia to Europe and the US West Coast, with Hapag-Lloyd saying it could respond to demand more easily by adding vessels to two new services rather than through one existing service.
10 Jan 2022
With no sign of relief in the high rate-low value container shipping environment, shippers on the major trades will be hoping the newfound prosperity being enjoyed by carriers results in a vast improvement in service levels.
07 Jan 2022
Global 3PLs are facing competition from digitally oriented forwarders and vertically integrated container lines and terminal operators.
07 Jan 2022
After 18 months of chaotic supply chains, cargo owners are searching for stability as they look ahead into 2022.
03 Jan 2022
The trans-Atlantic trade will report significant volume growth in 2021 as heavy US demand fills all available capacity and pushes rates to record levels.
03 Dec 2021
Liner carriers find themselves in the unusual position of having cash to both repay debt and invest in a range of ways, from new ships to technology to strategic acquisitions.
10 Nov 2021
The Federal Maritime Commission is probing whether Hapag-Lloyd violated the US Shipping Act by charging detention on empty containers that could not be returned to marine terminals.
01 Nov 2021
Hapag-Lloyd said its 2021 operating profit will be as much as $4 billion higher than previously forecast due to the large gains in freight rates.
22 Oct 2021
International air freight and last-mile delivery saw the fastest revenue growth in the transportation sector last year, while industrial transportation suffered.