Ballindamm 25 20095
Hamburg, Germany 040 30010
Hapag-Lloyd Shipping is a powerhouse in the shipping industry. A consortium that includes the city of Hamburg, Kühne Maritime and several major banks, including Warburg and Nordbank, own the company. Hapag has been in business for 165 years, and is widely regarded as one of the global leaders in the container shipping and logistics business. The company has offices in more than 300 locations, and maintains a staff of nearly 7,000 people around the world.
Few shipping companies can match Hapag-Lloyd in terms of its shipping capacity and worldwide reach. In 2012, the company’s fleet comprised of 146 container ships with a total carrying capacity in excess of 675,200 twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) containers. Last year, Hapag offered close to 90 liner services to ports in 114 countries. The company’s vessels range in size from relatively small 2500 TEU vessels to massive ships that are equipped to carry more than 10,000 TEU containers.
Hapag-Lloyd is a major player in the reefer shipping business as well. The company owns or leases one of the largest fleets of reefer carriers in the industry. It uses the fleet to help customers transport refrigerated cargo, such as perishable foods, pharmaceuticals, health care products and other high-value cargo. The company prides itself on offering one of the most modern fleets for transporting temperature-sensitive goods.
Hapaq-Lloyd Shipping is widely acclaimed in the shipping industry for its extensive and innovative use of information technology to manage core areas of its business. The company’s e-commerce offerings include a web portal that offers 24-7 access to Hapag schedules, tariffs, invoices, customs forms and cargo tracking information. The company’s e-commerce service includes access to a global multi-carrier shipping platform known as INTTRA, which customers can use to view and exchange information about their shipments with multiple carriers around the globe.
North American Operations
Hapaq’s regional headquarters in the United States is based in Piscataway, New Jersey. The company has offices in numerous major port cities around the country including Oakland, Savannah, Tampa, Washington, Philadelphia and Seattle. The company is currently in merger talks with Germany-based Hamburg Sud. If the merger goes through, the combined entity will become the fourth largest container shipping company in the world, according to a Hapag-Lloyd review by the Journal of Commerce.