We make global trade happen

The company

Hapag-Lloyd in numbers

222 modern ships, 9.8 million TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) transported per year, around 12,000 motivated employees in 394 offices in 127 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 1.6 Million TEU, as well as a container stock of more than 2.5 million TEU including one of the world’s largest and most modern reefer container fleets. A total of 118 liner services worldwide
ensure fast and reliable connections between more than 600 ports on all the continents.  

The owners of Hapag-Lloyd are CSAV (25.8%), Klaus Michael Kühne (incl. Kühne Holding AG and Kühne Maritime GmbH (25.0%), HGV Hamburger Gesellschaft für Vermögens- und Beteiligungsmanagement mbH (13.9%), Qatar Investment Authority (14.5%), the Public Investment Fund on behalf of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (10.2%), plus a free float of 10.6% (percentages have been rounded and the free float includes institutional shareholders with a shareholding of less than 5%).  

  • Employees
  • Vessels
  • Services
  • Products
  • Countries
  • Ports called

Around 12,000 employees worldwide

  • Land
  • Sea

222 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

118 services spanning the globe

  • Latin America
  • Asia 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
  • Metals
  • Textiles
  • Automobiles
  • Furniture
  • Electronics
  • Various other

Serving customers in 127 countries

  • Europe
  • Asia
  • South America
  • North America

Serving 600 ports

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • South America
  • North America

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.  

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

Executive Board

Rolf Habben Jansen

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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Nicolás Burr

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

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Anthony J. Firmin

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.

We care!

Corporate responsibility

As a global logistics company, we feel a strong responsibility to our employees, our customers, the community at large and the environment. That´s why we are committed to taking care – locally and globally.    

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.


We are recognized by customers, various media, and trade associations for our innovative approach within the industry or for our exceptional commitment to our client base.

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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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