Hamburg Süd becomes more Mediterranean
The carrier Hamburg Süd, an affiliate of Maersk, hitherto relied on agents and joint-venture organisations to represent its operations in Italy and Spain. Now the shipping company has set up its own offices in these countries. Furthermore, in Egypt the company recently took over the full management of Hamburg Süd Egypt.
“We are thereby investing in the Mediterranean markets that have traditionally been of strategic importance to Hamburg Süd,” says Poul Hestbaek, general manager of Hamburg Süd’s region Europe.
In Italy, the new Hamburg Süd organisation already started work at its headquarters in Genoa at the beginning of January, with branch offices located in Livorno and Salerno. Gianluca Sussone heads Hamburg Süd Italia.
Hamburg Süd's bridgehead in Spain is headquartered in Barcelona. In addition to an existing branch office in Valencia, new branches have been opened in Bilbao, Vigo and Madrid. Hamburg Süd Iberia is under the leadership of Juan Pedro Alfaro.
The head office of the new Hamburg Süd organisation in Egypt has been set up in Alexandria, a branch office is located in Cairo. In addition, port offices are based in Port Said and Damietta. The head of Hamburg Süd Egypt is Prashant Poduval. (mw)