A train branded with the Hapag-Lloyd colours and logo will now travel through Canada for the first time in the company’s history.
The train was gifted to Hapag-Lloyd from the Canadian railway company Canadian Pacific to commemorate their long-standing partnership. This also marks the first time in Canadian Pacific’s 140-year history that it has repainted one of its locomotives in the colours of a customer.
“This extraordinary gesture was meant to honour Hapag-Lloyd as its most important container service customer and to commemorate the joint efforts to launch the service in Port Saint John, New Brunswick, in Eastern Canada,” said Hapag-Lloyd in a statement.
A formal ceremony took place in November 2021 to unveil the train.
“We have a great partnership with Canadian Pacific and their team. A lot of good people keep our cargo moving,” said Uffe Ostergaard, President of Hapag-Lloyd in North America.
“It was a privilege to spend time with the train driver who runs this locomotive and also to get such a close look at the operations of our all-important domestic business. We will enjoy this partnership for a long time to come.”
Hapag-Lloyd has also recently adopted a new screening tool from NCB Group for mis-declared and undeclared dangerous goods.
The software scans all cargo booking details for keywords and includes an industry library to enable suspicious bookings that may be mis-declared or undeclared dangerous goods to be flagged. With this interactive service, last-minute changes to bookings, declarations, Bills of Lading and shipping instructions can be picked up in real-time.
On 8 February 2022, PTI will be holding its Intermodal Freight Forum Europe delving into the pressing challenges and trends in intermodal freight transport. The event is set to bring together senior decision-makers from the intermodal transport network, addressing a wide range of issues from data standardisation to the lack of capacity in ports and rail.
Registration for the event can be done here.