Hapag-Lloyd (Canada) Joins WESTAC as the Council’s First Container Carrier

January 02, 2024 | Category: Member News

Vancouver, BC—Hapag-Lloyd (Canada) Inc., one of the leading shipping lines for the Canadian market, is the newest addition to the Western Transportation Advisory Council (WESTAC).

With 264 vessels, 12 million TEU transport volumes, and around 16,100 employees in more than 398 offices in 135 countries, Hapag-Lloyd is a leading global liner shipping company and a powerful partner in the supply chain industry. Established in 1892, Hapag-Lloyd Canada serves all major deep-sea ports in Canada, with a strong representation in Vancouver and direct calls into Prince Rupert.

"WESTAC is very excited to have Hapag-Lloyd Canada join the Council as our first container carrier. As one of the leading ocean carriers in the world, their breadth of knowledge will benefit our initiatives and discussions to enhance the fluidity of our trade network," said Lindsay Kislock, President & CEO of WESTAC.

The Official Representative will be Svenja Clausen, Managing Director.

“We are very excited about joining WESTAC and supporting the further development of the supply chain through the Canadian West Coast gateways,” noted Svenja Clausen.


About Hapag-Lloyd
Hapag-Lloyd is one of the leading ocean carriers for the transatlantic, Middle Eastern, Latin American, and intra-American trades.

Liner shipping segment: Hapag-Lloyd offers a fleet with a Vessel Capacity of 2.0 million TEU and a container capacity of 2.9 million TEU, including one of the world’s largest and most modern reefer container fleets. A total of 113 liner services worldwide ensures fast and reliable connections between more than 600 ports on all continents.

Terminal & infrastructure segment: Hapag-Lloyd has stakes in 20 terminals in Europe, Latin America, the United States, India, and North Africa. Besides terminal-related activities, complementary logistics services are provided at selected locations.


WESTAC is a council of organizations in the transportation sector represented by senior decision-makers. WESTAC's members span all aspects of freight transportation in Canada. They include carriers and logistics providers, ports and terminals, shippers, labour unions, and three levels of government. Members represent a significant share of the Western Canadian economy. We focus on critical issues that affect Western Canada's freight transportation network to ensure that it is safe, efficient, reliable, and competitive.