Seven 2011- and 2012-built 8,004 teu Hapag-Lloyd sister boxships have been earmarked for main mid-life upgrades.

Alphaliner stories that the seven ships will all have round 1,000 teu in additional capability added with the primary ship already in a drydock in Denmark. 

The ship surgical procedure sees the ships’ superstructures reduce in half and a prefabricated part inserted to boost the wheelhouse by two decks. Together with raised lashing bridges and enhanced lashing gear, it will enable the vessels to hold an extra two layers of deck containers.

New power saving propellers are additionally being fitted with every ship anticipated to be in drydock for round six weeks. 

Comparable jumboisation tasks have already been carried out by Maersk, Evergreen and CMA CGM in accordance with Alphaliner.