ONE and Hapag-Lloyd Begin Feeder Collaboration


Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Hapag-Lloyd, two of the largest container shipping companies in the world, have concluded a “Bilateral Strategic Feeder Network Cooperation Agreement”.
The collaboration between ocean carriers aims to provide the market with a superior feeder network by leveraging the competitive advantages of both companies.

As part of their strategic agreement, ONE and Hapag-Lloyd will share capacity on their feeder services and introduce a new intra-Europe service: the North Sea Poland Express (NPX).

Derek Kober emphasises the importance of data sharing as a method of collaboration in a recent Port Technology technical paper.

In addition to this, both companies have already ushered in a new intra-Asia service in 2018.

Jeremy Nixon, Chief Executive Officer of ONE, commented:

This new cooperation is another strong footnote to the existing bilateral partnership.

We are convinced that together with Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express will continue to enrich our feeder network portfolio and provide more premium feeder service to our respective customers.   

Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd, added: 

This new cooperation strengthens Hapag-Lloyd’s and Ocean Network Express’s footprints in Europe as well as expands both companies’ service portfolios in Asia. 

With this new cooperation we are able to offer our customers worldwide a far better and consistent feeder network.  

Ocean Network Express and Hapag-Lloyd also operate together within THE Alliance and cooperate on their Latin America, Africa and Indian subcontinent trades.