Leonhardt & Blumberg and Asiatic/Atlantic Lloyd, two German-based shipping companies, have joined Hanseatic Unity Chartering (HU), a joint chartering and marketing platform of Borealis Maritime, Bernhard Schulte and Reederei NORD.
The duo officially joined HU on July 1.
As informed, Leonhardt & Blumberg are bringing 55 container vessels into the joint chartering activities and Asiatic/Atlantic Lloyd a fleet of 27 boxships and two bulk carriers.
The chartering personnel of the two companies will move into the offices of HU, located in Hamburg and Singapore.
HU has now a fleet of a total of 233 vessels for worldwide trading, comprising 206 containerships ranging from 700 TEU to 9,400 TEU and 27 bulkers from 33,000 dwt to 93,000 dwt.
“It is the aim to continue the successful path of Hanseatic Unity Chartering offering better services … in form of “one stop marketing” for a diversified fleet … This shall also lead to a more efficient utilization of the vessels and thereby increased energy savings,” HU said in a statement.
The accession of the two new partners has been reported to the competition authorities in Germany.