Hapag-Lloyd to Zero-In on Special Cargo


In order to transport more cargo which does not fit into standard containers due to oversize or being overweight, Hapag-Lloyd has announced it will be focusing on special cargo for container vessels.

The special cargo division at Hapag-Lloyd’s headquarters in Hamburg, Germany has been established for the major markets in Asia and South and North America.

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Hapag-Lloyd intend to increase sales and marketing activities regarding special cargo so that it can be transported, loaded and unloaded on almost all vessels operated by the German liner.

Thorsten Haeser, CCO of Hapag-Lloyd, said: “Special cargo is a growing market throughout the world. Hapag-Lloyd has many years of experience in this attractive segment.

“We are well-known and renowned for our expertise. Now we intend to reach more customers and grow in this segment as well.”

Michael Pradel, Managing Director of Europe Region at Hapag-Lloyd, said: “Safe and punctual transport of Special Cargo is a major priority for us.

“Each transport is individually organised, co-ordinated and monitored by experienced engineers and navigators.

“We want to move things in a big way for our customers. Their special cargo is our passion.”

In a statement Hapag-Lloyd said: “The special cargo team provide safe and reliable transport of heavy and oversized cargo.

“Transported units are a little bigger than a 40-feet standard container but weighs as much as 10 fully loaded containers of that type.”

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David Piel, Senior Manager of Special Cargo at Hapag-Lloyd, added: “Each special cargo has its own particular requirements which we are happy to satisfy.

“With this know-how we provide safe and reliable transport of heavy and oversized cargo, confirmed by our satisfied customers, among them the leading forwarding companies of the world.” 

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