Hapag-Lloyd extends 9-year Maintenance Management Agreement with ABB Turbocharging

2014-09-08 - Hapag-Lloyd has extended its longstanding maintenance agreement with ABB Turbocharging in Germany for a further year. The agreement extends a relationship that has existed since 2005.

Baden, Switzerland, September 4, 2014 – ABB announced that Hapag-Lloyd, one of Germany’s biggest ship owners and operators based in Hamburg, has extended its nine-year Maintenance Management Agreement (MMA) and technical support contract with ABB Turbocharging, the world leader in the manufacture and maintenance of turbochargers for diesel, gas and dual-fuel engines with power outputs from 500 kW to over 80 MW.

The agreement, covering 253 ABB Turbochargers in 46 vessels across the fleet, is one of the largest between ABB Germany and a marine customer. It supports Hapag-Lloyd’s strategy of lowering costs, boosting fuel efficiency and adhering to the strict environmental regulations of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). ABB’s agreement with Hapag-Lloyd will reinforce its strategy of responding effectively and intelligently to its customers’ need to make a positive, lasting difference in their vessels’ operation.

ABB Turbocharging’s MMA is a servicing arrangement, which aims to optimize the management of turbocharger servicing by reducing the customer’s workload. ABB prepares an annual budget plan, makes advance service recommendations, offers special conditions on new original spare parts based on early ordering and provides a single point of contact for all maintenance, repair and overall matters. Over 300 ABB customers have chosen to cover some 15,000 turbochargers under an ABB MMA since its launch.

Under the terms of the Hapag Lloyd contract, ABB Turbocharging will continue to work with this longstanding customer to provide a customized maintenance package for the turbochargers on the 253 vessels. This includes planned as well as unplanned service work and spare parts supply, making full use of the round-the-clock availability of ABB’s network of 100 fully-owned Service Stations in over 50 countries.

Fast and easy access to maintenance, repair and overhaul at any ABB Service Station assists in lowering operating costs by keeping installed turbochargers at their peak performance. The MMA encompasses detailed service recommendations around six months before a planned service is due. Hapag-Lloyd was not only the first ABB Turbocharger customer to sign an MMA agreement back in 2005 but also one of the first to introduce turbochargers with a cut-off feature as a means of considerably reducing operating costs.

“Our focus has always been to ensure safe, cost-effective and reliable turbocharger operation so that Hapag-Lloyd can focus on what is most important of all, namely keeping their business competitive.
We are very pleased to be able to continue the long-lasting cooperation with Hapag-Lloyd and to offer the very best standards in turbocharging maintenance,” says Axel Kettmann, Senior Vice President and global head of sales, marketing and service at ABB Turbocharging.

Hapag-Lloyd in brief
Hapag-Lloyd (http://www.hapag-lloyd.com) is a leading global liner shipping company with more than 150 modern ships, 5.5 million TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) transported each a year.
The shipping company employ over 7,000 staff in more than 300 office locations across 112 countries. It offers more than 100 liner services between all continents, a fleet with a total capacity of more than 770,000 TEU as well as a container stock of 1.1 million TEU including one of the world's leading and most modern reefer container fleets. For over 165 years Hapag-Lloyd has set industrywide benchmarks for reliability, service, productivity and environmental protection.

ABB Turbocharging in brief
ABB Turbocharging (http://www.abb.com/turbocharging) is at the helm of the global industry in the manufacture and maintenance of turbochargers for 500 kW to 80+ MW diesel and gas engines. Our leading-edge technology and innovation enables our customers to perform better and produce fewer emissions, even in the toughest terrains. Approximately 200,000 ABB turbochargers are in operation across the globe on ships, power stations, gen-sets, diesel locomotives and large, off-highway vehicles. We have over 100 Service Stations in more than 50 countries globally and a wide service portfolio that guarantees Original Parts and Original Service anytime, anywhere. ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 150,000 people.

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