Hapag-Lloyd implements LNG storage on 23,600 TEU vessel

Hapag-Lloyd's implements massive LNG storage on 23,600 TEU vessel

Hapag-Lloyd has installed a large liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tank on its LNG-powered 23,600 TEU containership, Berlin Express.

The LNG tank was implemented during the shipbuilding process at Hanwha Ocean in South Korea. The Berlin Express containership is the first of 12 new buildings with 23,600 TEU and dual-fuel propulsion.

It was successfully delivered to Hapag-Lloyd on 14 June 2023.

This news comes one month after Hapag-Lloyd’s 20,000 TEU vessel, ‘Al Zubara’, arrived at the Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven (CTW) in the FE2 service.

According to the shipping company, the 400-metre-long and 61-meter-wide ship is among the world’s largest vessels.

The vessels will be outfitted with fuel-efficient engines that will run on LNG, but will also have enough tank capacity to run on conventional petroleum.

In June 2023, Hapag-Lloyd increased its tariff rates for shipping routes between Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, and destinations in North and South Europe.

More recently, Hapag-Lloyd announced that a congestion surcharge (CGD) for containers is coming into effect for the Port of Mersin, Turkey.

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