We make global trade happen

The company

Hapag-Lloyd in numbers

241 modern ships, 11.8 million TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) transported per year, around 13,300 motivated employees in 395 offices in 131 countries. Hapag-Lloyd is a leading global liner shipping company and a powerful partner for you.

Hapag-Lloyd offers a fleet with a total capacity of 1.7 million TEU, as well as a container stock of approximately 2.8 million TEU including one of the world’s largest and most modern reefer container fleets. A total of 121 liner services worldwide ensure fast and reliable connections between more than 600 ports on all the continents.

Hapag-Lloyd belongs to the leading ocean carriers for the trades Transatlantic, Middle East, Latin America and Intra-America.

The owners of Hapag-Lloyd, as of March 31, 2021 are CSAV (30.0%), Klaus Michael Kühne (incl. Kühne Holding AG and Kühne Maritime GmbH (30.0%), HGV Hamburger Gesellschaft für Vermögens- und Beteiligungsmanagement mbH (13.9%), Qatar Investment Authority (12.3%), the Public Investment Fund on behalf of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (10.2%), plus a free float of 3.6 %. 

  • Employees
  • Vessels
  • Services
  • Products
  • Countries

Around 13,300 employees worldwide

  • Land
  • Sea

241 modern vessels

  • > 10,000 TEU
  • 8,000 – 10,000 TEU
  • 6,000 – 8,000 TEU
  • 4,000 – 6,000 TEU
  • 2,300 – 4,000 TEU
  • < 2,300 TEU

121 services spanning the globe*

Note: *FP1 and FP2 Service listed twice (Asia – North America / Europe – Asia)

  • Latin America
  • Asia /Oceania to N.America
  • Europe to N.America
  • Intra-Asia
  • Africa - Med.
  • Europe to Asia
  • Middle East

What we ship

  • Foodstuffs & Beverages
  • Plastics & Rubber
  • Chemicals
  • Paper & Forest Products
  • Machinery
  • Raw Materials
  • Textiles
  • Automobiles
  • Electronics
  • Furniture
  • Various other

Serving customers in 395 locations

  • North Europe
  • South Europe
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • North America
  • Middle East

Watch the fascination of Hapag-Lloyd

Our corporate film shows Hapag-Lloyd’s global shipping activities emphasizing our worldwide services, high quality and environmental standards as well as our historical roots.  

Key operational updates

Keeping you informed about the latest developments

In an industry as dynamic, multi-faceted and global as shipping, changes and adjustments are unavoidable – and this is especially true as the world gradually emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. But no matter what happens, rest assured that we are doing everything in our power to make sure that your cargo arrives at its destination on time.

Keep up to date on the respective regional situation and any changes or developments you should know about regarding factors such as terminal operations, railway operations, depots, and truck and barge availabilities.

Our Strategy

Our strategy – our way forward

In November 2018, we officially started “Hapag-Lloyd Strategy 2023” – our way forward for the next five years.
To become number one for quality is the ultimate promise we make to our customers.

Our management

Meet the Executive Board

Rolf Habben Jansen

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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Mark Frese

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

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Dr. Maximilian Rothkopf

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

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Joachim Schlotfeldt

Chief Personnel and Global Procurement Officer (CPO)

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Meet our people – Meet our spirit

Interested in working for Hapag-Lloyd? Apply now!

Join us, together we can successfully create the future of our company.

Albert Ballin Awards and Albert Ballin Forum

To mark the centenary of Albert Ballin’s death on November 9, 2018, Hapag-Lloyd established the Albert Ballin Award for Global Action and two Albert Ballin Awards for Globalization Research, which will be awarded at regular four-year intervals.
On the same occasion, Hapag-Lloyd organized the first Albert Ballin Forum Hamburg, conceived as an interdisciplinary scientific symposium dedicated to reflecting critically on processes of globalization both past and present. The forum, too, will be held at four-year intervals.


Quality and environmental protection are an indispensable part of Hapag-Lloyd´s DNA. Our sustainability policy outlines our commitment to protect the environment, to provide the highest service quality, and to care for our employees' health and safety.

At a glance
  • On board
  • Ashore
  • EcoCalc
  • Certificates
  • Report
  • IMO 2020

On Board

Modern and innovative vessel technology and professional fleet management allow us to actively protect the environment in daily operations.


As one of the largest shipping lines in the world, our business does not only take place on the water. We take environmental care seriously in our 300+ offices around the world.


Wondering what effect your transport has on the environment? Our EcoCalc software determines the climate impact of your door to door transport.


Various certificates and awards confirm: Hapag-Lloyd is truly committed.   

Sustainability Report

The Hapag-Lloyd Sustainability Report covers all the important topics of our company such as employees, health and safety, digitalisation and digital security as well as environmental and climate protection.  

IMO 2020

Find further information regarding the IMO 2020 regulations and Hapag-Lloyd’s new established Marine Fuel Recovery (MFR).


Compliance with regulatory requirements and internal policies is fundamental to our way of doing business. Read more about how our compliance organization pulls it all together to make a single system of shared values and policies that promote growth, quality, and security.


Founded in 1997, the Hapag-Lloyd Foundation aims to promote culture, science and social affairs with a focus on youth development.


Founded 1847: Take a trip back with us.

Shipping made in Hamburg

Read all about the colourful history of Hapag-Lloyd in this detailed timeline. From an entrepreneur's dream to one of the largest shipping lines in the world.

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