Hapag-Lloyd

Shipping
Germany
Hapag-Lloyd

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"German container shipping group Hapag-Lloyd said it did not accept cargo for Bandar Abbas nor any consignments for other Tidewater-run ports. It said the smaller container port of Bushehr, some 900 km north of Bandar Abbas, was not managed by Tidewater. 'We have moved only a few containers through Bushehr by feeder vessels which are not our own vessels. We do not have an own service calling there,' a spokeswoman said. Hapag-Lloyd's previous Bandar Abbas service had been jointly operated with South Korea's Hyundai Merchant Marine. A source familiar with the matter said Hyundai had reduced its shipping service to Iran and was closely monitoring the situation." (Reuters, "Sanctions blowback crippling Iran's shipping trade," 12/1/2011)