SCAC Code: HLCU
Corporate HQ: Hamburg, Germany
Hapag-Lloyd is a German international shipping and container company. It was formed on September 1st, 1970, by the merger of Hapag-American Line (which dated from 1847) and Norddeutscher Lloyd (which dated from 1856).
Hapag operates in 137 countries, with a vessel fleet of 257 ships, transporting 11.8 million TEU per year. Their fleet has a total capacity of 1.8 million TEU and provides fast and reliable connections between more than 600 ports on all continents.
In 2014, Hapag-Lloyd took over the container business of Chile’s Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores SA (CSAV). In 2016, Hapag-Lloyd merged with United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), which resulted in HAPAG becoming the world’s 5th largest container transported in terms of vessel capacity.