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Hapag-Lloyd presents its full range of reefer expertise at ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA

Strengthening business relations with partners and clients in Asia / Presentation of services and technology for cooled cargo.

02 September 2015

Hapag-Lloyd presents its full range of specialized services in reliably transporting fresh fruit and vegetables all over the world at this year's trade fair ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA in Hong Kong. As one of the leading global players in the container shipping business, the Company will attend the fair with its expert team and booth in order to intensify the relations to local partners and clients in one of the fastest growing reefer markets.

„Asia remains the fastest growing market for the global fresh fruit and vegetable trade", said Rolf Habben Jansen, Chief Executive Officer of Hapag-Lloyd AG. „As one of the leading players in the reefer business, Hapag-Lloyd provides reliable technology and expertise to deliver the most demanding cooled cargo always fresh and in best quality to our client's worldwide destinations."

Recently, Hapag-Lloyd extended its container fleet with an order of 6,000 reefer containers of the latest generation with a total capacity of 12,000 TEU, strengthening its position as one of the largest reefer carriers in the world. Due to the acquisition of Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores' (CSAV) container shipping business, Hapag-Lloyd is also well positioned on the Latin America trades, which are an important part of the global reefer business. In order to strengthen Hapag-Lloyd's leading role in the Latin American trade, the Company ordered five new 10,500 TEU ships with a high number of slots for the new reefers in April 2015.

ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA is Asia's leading trade show for the international fresh fruit and vegetable business attracting more than 8,000 visitors from 64 countries. This year's fair takes place 2-4 September in Hong Kong. The Hapag-Lloyd team is located at the AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong in Hall 3 / J-21.

With a fleet of 188 modern container ships, Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world's leading liner shipping companies. The Company has approx. 10,000 employees at 349 sites in 116 countries. Since the acquisition of CSAV's container business in December 2014, the Hapag-Lloyd fleet has offered a total transport capacity of around one million standard containers (TEU) as well as a container fleet of 1.6 million TEU - including one of the world's largest and state-of-the-art reefer fleets. 128 liner services worldwide ensure fast, reliable connections between all the continents. Hapag-Lloyd is a founding member of the G6 Alliance, one of the largest shipping alliances worldwide. Hapag-Lloyd is one of the leading operators in the Atlantic and Latin America trades.