Head Office: Hamburg, Germany
Revenue: €6.567/ $8.22 Billion
Stock Market: Private Company (37 percent owned by city of Hamburg)
Summary: Hapag-Lloyd has a long and colorful history. One of its predecessor companies, the North German Lloyd company, helped carry the wave of immigrants to the United States after its founding in 1856. The current company officially started in 1970, after the merger of the Hapag and Lloyd companies.
They also have a cruise line under the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises brand
Ship Capacity: Currently, Hapag-Lloyd has 135 ships with a total capacity of 600,000 Twenty Foot Equivalent Units (TEU).
The largest ship in the container fleet is the Colombo Express with a capacity of 8700 TEU.
Main Trade Routes: Hapag-Lloyd has trade routes in over 130 countries through Europe, Asia, Americas, and Africa.
Claim to Fame: While this is not exactly a claim to fame, Hapag-Lloyd had to rebuild their fleets from scratch, after each World War.
Hapag-Lloyd’s recent merger with Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) makes the company the fourth largest container shipping company in the world.