Hapag-Lloyd has renamed one of its vessels after Port of Halifax. Hapag-Lloyd has been calling the port for over 40 years. This is the first time a container vessel has been named after Port of Halifax.
“We are proud of our long history with Port of Halifax and wanted to recognize this relationship by naming a vessel after the city,” said Holger Oetjen, Managing Director, Hapag-Lloyd (Canada) Inc. “The Halifax Express has a capacity for 4,890 TEUs, and will sail to destinations in Asia as part of the PAX (Transpacific) Service and to Europe as part of the ATP Service.”
“We want to express our sincere gratitude to Hapag-Lloyd for naming this vessel after Halifax,” said Karen Oldfield, President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority. “We value our long-standing relationships with Hapag-Lloyd and the name of this vessel is very symbolic to the importance they place on Halifax as a key port of call.”
A celebration was held onboard the ship to commemorate the naming.