Hapag-Lloyd boasts one of the youngest fleets in the industry after merger with UASC / Vessels to be dismantled in line with environmental regulations in certified shipyards
The liner shipping company Hapag-Lloyd is currently having seven older container ships, each with a capacity of 4,101 TEU, recycled in Turkey and China. The respective shipyards are especially equipped and certified to recycle ships in an environmentally friendly manner.
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“The recycling of these ships is part of the restructuring of our fleet,” says Anthony Firmin, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Hapag-Lloyd. “Since the merger with UASC, we boast one of the youngest fleets in the industry on average.”
In September 2017, Hapag-Lloyd had already had three older vessels from the former UASC fleet dismantled in an environmentally friendly manner.