Namely, Hapag-Lloyd is currently having seven older container ships, with a capacity of 4,101 TEU, which are being recycled in Turkey and China. The respective shipyards are especially equipped and certified to recycle ships in an environmentally friendly manner.

“The recycling of these ships is part of the restructuring of our fleet. Since the merger with UASC, we boast one of the youngest fleets in the industry on average,” mentioned Anthony Firmin, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Hapag-Lloyd.

Last year, in September, Hapag-Lloyd recycled three more vessels, from the previous UASC fleet, in an environmentally friendly manner as well.