The German ocean carrier has announced that seven, 4,101-TEU containerships will be recycled in an “eco-friendly manner.”
Hapag-Lloyd revealed Tuesday that seven more containerships will be recycled in an “eco-friendly manner.”
The seven, 4,101-TEU containerships are being recycled in Turkey and China. Both shipyards are equipped and certified to recycle ships in an environmentally friendly manner, the German ocean carrier said.
The seven ships include the Al Abdali, Al Farahidi, Al Rain, Asir, Deira, Fowairet, Najran, Sabya, Sakaka and Sudair.
“The recycling of these ships is part of the restructuring of our fleet,” says Anthony Firmin, chief operating officer of Hapag-Lloyd. “Since the merger with UASC, we boast one of the youngest fleets in the industry on average.”
Hapag-Lloyd recycled three older vessels in September 2017, also with a capacity of 4,101 TEUs each. The three vessels were part of the former United Arab Shipping Co. (UASC) fleet.
Hapag-Lloyd had officially merged with UASC in May 2017, and the integration was complete in November 2017.