Hamburg Süd Adds 8,000 New Containers

February 22, 2018

(Photo: Hamburg Süd)
(Photo: Hamburg Süd)

Container carrier Hamburg Süd said it has taken delivery of more than 8,000 new 40-foot high cube standard containers.

 
The new batch of boxes is part of a larger container order by Maersk Line and has now been delivered by the container factory of Maersk Container Industry (MCI) in Dongguan, China.
 
The containers are coated with a water-based, environmentally friendly paint in Hamburg Süd’s distinctive red exterior paint and white lettering.
 
“The new red containers made by MCI are an important statement to our customers that Hamburg Süd will keep serving their logistical needs in the well-known manner – just like we always have,” said Arnt Vespermann, CEO of Hamburg Süd.
 
The container pools of both Hamburg Süd and Maersk Line will be merged in the second quarter of 2018. It will be the largest container fleet in the liner shipping serving customers of both carriers – including a pool of more than 350,000 reefer units. 
 
Vespermann said, “If customers work with Hamburg Süd, they will talk to the same sales and customer service staff, and they will enjoy the same high level of cargo expertise and swift exception handling as before.”
 
“This batch of red containers is a sign of our appreciation for the strong Hamburg Süd brand and a very tangible example of how we will continue to invest in it, strengthening our separate value propositions,” said Søren Toft, Chief Operating Officer of A.P. Moller - Maersk and member of the Advisory Board of Hamburg Süd.

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