Kyoto Express in Southampton Water

“So, how about this merger between Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company – what do you make of that?”

(‘It’s not going to be a fairy tale’, was what initially sprang to my mind when my editor asked, but I didn’t say it)

For over two weeks, I have tried to come up with something really good to satisfy The Loadstar editors. But I am still nervous, and not only because all the voices feeding the rumour mill at Loadstar Towers believe ...

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  • Mohamed

    May 30, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    This could also be an entity with integrated services of both Hapag and UASC but will have to wait for the June 2 meeting of UASC to find out what will happen.

    • Joshep

      June 01, 2016 at 12:46 am

      I heard that UASC will acquire Hapag with their oil money. all press say hapag and uasc become a combination organization. after vote on 2nd of June, it will be chaged.

      • Ale Pasetti

        June 09, 2016 at 10:26 am

        Thanks for your comment, joshep. I doubt UASC will end up with a majority stake in the combined entity, although I have no doubt that UASC will want to retain more than 28%.

    • Ale Pasetti

      June 09, 2016 at 10:28 am

      Thanks Mohamed. I was told this week we may have to wait until the second half of July.