1. Market Research
  2. > Transportation Market Trends
Hapag-Lloyd AG - Company Strategy & Performance Analysis

Hapag-Lloyd AG - Company Strategy & Performance Analysis

  • February 2018
  • 37 pages
  • ID: 5376441
  • Format: PDF
  • MarketLine


Table of Contents

Search Inside

Hapag-Lloyd AG - Company Strategy & Performance Analysis

The Hapag-Lloyd group is Germany’s largest container liner shipping company. The company’s core business is shipping containers by sea, along with door to door transport services. The company is also involved in the transportation of hazardous goods. The company provides stowage consultation services regarding strains caused by container transport, weight limits of containers, weight distribution within containers for heavy items, function of packaging, cargo securing facilities (lashing, bedding and filling) and climatic influences. The company has a well-balanced global network of services ensuring a strong competitive position in attractive markets.
The company operates in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. It was founded in 1847 and headquartered in Hamburg, Germany.

MarketLine Premium’s company strategy reports provide in-depth coverage of the performance and strategies of the world’s leading transport and logistics companies. The report details company operations in key geographies and offers a comprehensive analysis of each firm’s growth strategy and financial performance. The reports benchmark company performance via key indicators, including air freight revenue, sea freight revenue, air freight volume, sea freight volume, operating income, net income, Total revenue.

Key Highlights
The company witnessed an increase in revenue in Q3 FY2017
The company witnessed an increase in revenues from US$2,131.5m in Q3 2016 to US$3,135.8m in Q4 2016. However, revenue then declined to US$2,152.4m in Q1 FY2017. This decline was primarily due to intense competitive pressure in the container shipping industry. Revenue increased from US$2,380.2m in Q2 FY2017 to US$3,121.5m in Q3 FY2017. The increase was due to the initial inclusion of the UASC Group as well as the significant increase in the transport volume and average freight rate in comparison to FY2016. The company’s net profit margin increased from -2.2% in Q3 FY2016 to 0.8% in Q3 FY2017.

Intense competitive market has affected the company’s overall revenue
In 2016, the company’s total revenues decreased at 12.9% from US$9,816.1m in 2015 to US$8,550.0m in 2016. This was primarily due to intense competitive pressure in the container shipping industry as well as significantly reduced average bunker prices in comparison to FY2015. However, the company’s organic and inorganic growth initiatives will offset the decline in overall revenue. For instance, On 24 May 2017, Hapag-Lloyd completely acquired United Arab Shipping Company (UASC). The merger between the two liner shipping companies was completed in Hamburg. With 230 vessels and a shared fleet capacity of approximately 1.6 million TEU, Hapag-Lloyd is the fifth-largest liner shipping company in the world.

Hapag-Lloyd’s container shipping and transport volumes increased
Transport volume increased at 2.7% from 7,401,000.0 TEUs in 2015 to 7,599,000.0 TEUs in 2016. The increase was due to alliances and other collaborations formed by the company. Aggregate container capacity increased at 0.8% from 1,564,000 TEUs in 2015 to 1,576,000 TEUs in 2016. The acquisition of the United Arab Shipping Company S.A.G. (UASC) led to increase in the total throughput volume.

- Company Snapshot - Details key indicators and rankings of Hapag-Llyod in terms of revenue, air freight volume, ocean containers and total warehouse space.
- Company SWOT Analysis - Outlines Hapag-Llyod’s strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and threats facing the company.
- Growth Strategies - Provides an overview of Hapag-Llyod’s corporate goals and strategic initiatives and evaluates their outcomes.
- Company Performance and Competitive Landscape - Analyses the company’s performance by geographical segment and provides a peer comparison on parameters such as revenue and market share.
- Key Developments - Showcases Hapag-Llyod’s recent corporate events and initiatives.
- ICT Spending Prediction - Details how the company allocates its ICT budget across the core areas of its business, specifically hardware, software, IT services, communications and consulting.

Reasons to buy
- How does Hapag-Llyod ranks among its peers in terms of revenue and market share?
- What are Hapag-Llyod’s main growth strategies and how successful has the company been at implementing them?
- How has the company performed since 2014?
- How has Hapag-Llyod performed in comparison to its main competitors?
- What are Hapag-Llyod’s strengths and weaknesses and what are the opportunities and threats it faces?

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 150+ Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 25,000 trusted sources
  • Single User License — provides access to the report by one individual.
  • Department License — allows you to share the report with up to 5 users
  • Site License — allows the report to be shared amongst all employees in a defined country
  • Corporate License — allows for complete access, globally.
Ahmad helps you find the right report:

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

We were impressed with the support that ReportLinker’s research specialists’ team provided. The report we purchased was useful and provided exactly what we want.

Category Manager at

ReportLinker gave access to reliable and useful data while avoiding dispersing resources and spending too much time on unnecessary research.

Executive Director at
PwC Advisory

The customer service was fast, responsive, and 100% professional in all my dealings (...) If we have more research needs, I'll certainly prioritize working with ReportLinker!

Scott Griffith

Vice President Marketing at
Maurice Sporting Goods

The research specialist provided prompt, helpful instructions for accessing ReportLinker's product. He also followed up to make sure everything went smoothly and to ensure an easy transition to the next stage of my research

Jessica P Huffman

Research Associate at
American Transportation Research Institute

Excellent customer service. Very responsive and fast.

Director, Corporate Strategy at

I reached out to ReportLinker for a detailed market study on the Air Treatment industry. The quality of the report, the research specialist’s willingness to solve my queries exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend ReportLinker for in-depth industry information.

Mariana Mendoza

Global Platform Senior Manager at
Whirlpool Corporation

Thanks! I like what you've provided and will certainly come back if I need to do further research works.

Bee Hin Png

CEO at
LDR Pte Ltd

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

  • How we can help
    • I am not sure if the report I am interested in will fulfill my needs. Can you help me?
    • Yes, of course. You can call us at +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03 or drop us an email at researchadvisor@reportlinker.com to let us know more about your requirements.
    • We buy reports often - can ReportLinker get me any benefits?
    • Yes. Set up a call with a Senior Research Advisor to learn more - researchadvisor@reportlinker.com or +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03.
    • I have had negative experiences with market research reports before. How can you avoid this from happening again?
    • We advise all clients to read the TOC and Summary and list your questions so that we can get more insight for you before you make any purchase decision. A research advisor will accompany you so that you can compare samples and reports from different sources, and choose the study that is right for you.

  • Report Delivery
    • How and when I will receive my Report?
    • Most reports are delivered right away in a pdf format, while others are accessed via a secure link and access codes. Do note that sometimes reports are sent within a 12 hour period, depending on the time zones. However, you can contact us to escalate this. Should you need a hard copy, you can check if this option is offered for the particular report, and pay the related fees.
  • Payment conditions
    • What payment methods do you accept?
      1. Credit card : VISA, American Express, Mastercard, or
      2. You can download an invoice to pay by wire transfer, check, or via a Purchase Order from your company, or
      3. You can pay via a Check made out in US Dollars, Euros, or British Pounds for the full amount made payable to ReportLinker
    • What are ReportLinker’s Payment Terms?
    • All payments must normally be submitted within 30 days. However, you can let us know if you need extended time.
    • Are Taxes and duties included?
    • All companies based in France must pay a 20% tax per report. The same applies to all individuals based in the EU. All EU companies must supply their VAT number when purchasing to avoid this charge.
    • I’m not satisfied. Can I be refunded?
    • No. Once your order has been processed and the publisher has received a notification to send you the report, we cannot issue any refund or cancel any order. As these are not ‘traditional’ products that can be returned, reports that are dispatched are considered to be ‘consumed’.
  • User license
    • The license that you should acquire depends on the number of persons that need to access the report. This can range from Single User (only one person will have the right to read or access the report), or Department License (up to 5 persons), to Site License (a group of persons based in the same company location), or Corporate License (the entire company personnel based worldwide). However, as publishers have different terms and conditions, we can look into this for you.


Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2020. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.

Make sure you don’t miss any news and follow us on