Photos: Hapag-Lloyd Names LNG-Ready Behemoth in UK

German container carrier Hapag-Lloyd named its LNG-ready 15,000 TEU containership Afif on Monday, July 16 at DP World’s London Gateway.

“We are happy to once again name a ship in the United Kingdom after twenty years. The Afif is over three times the size of the ‘London Express’, a ship that received its name in Southampton, England, in 1998,” said Anthony J. Firmin, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Hapag-Lloyd.

“London Gateway is one of the most important terminals in Northern Europe. It offers Hapag-Lloyd a fantastic opportunity to unite customers and markets all over the world.”

2018 marks the five-year anniversary of the cooperation between port operator DP World and Hapag-Lloyd.

The 2017-built Afif is part of a 10-strong series of ultra large boxships which are the second-largest ship class in Hapag-Lloyd’s fleet.

The ship was built for United Arab Shipping Lines (UASC) with whom Hapag-Lloyd merged in May, 2017. Afif is one of Hapag-Lloyd’s 17 LNG-ready ships.

Afif sails on the FE4 service, also known as Far East Loop. From Southampton, the ship will sail to Yantian, Shanghai, Busan and Ningbo before returning to Europe.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Dec 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) 2020

The three-day event includes an exhibition where an expected 600+ supply chain companies…

read more >

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology

As varied threats in the Mediterranean Sea continue to proliferate, the need to advance…

read more >

2nd GREENTECH IN SHIPPING GLOBAL FORUM

Forum you will find out from the regulators, government bodies and major ports’ representatives what the near…

read more >

7th Annual Arctic Exchange

Every year the Exchange invites delegates from across the globe to come together to listen to key senior management teams…

read more >