MACS, HUGO STINNES announce maritime operation agency

MACS, HUGO STINNES announce maritime operation agency

MACS Maritime Carrier Shipping GmbH & Co, Hamburg/Germany (MACS) and HUGO STINNES Schiffahrt, Rostock/Germany (HSS), have announced they will operate in Spain together under their own agency name.

On 15 May 2024, Stinnes & MACS Agencia Marítima, based in Bilbao/Spain, will take over marketing, sales, and port operations for the two MPP (Multipurpose) Liner Services provided by the shipping companies.

According to the Port of Hamburg, Stinnes & MACS Agencia Marítima will offer the HSS SANMEX MPP Service from Spain/Portugal to Mexico/US Gulf and vice versa, as well as the MACS MPP Service from Spain (except Galicia) to/from Southern Africa.

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For MACS, the Galician territory remains under the agency of Comarsa, Vigo, while Portugal will be handled by MACS’s own agency MCPAS, which has offices in Leixoes and Lisbon.

Dietrich Scheder-Bieschin, owner of MACS Maritime Carrier Shipping GmbH & Co, said: “With the inception of a MACS branded agency in Spain an era is coming to an end. Vasco Catalana has been a successful agent of MACS since 1983 and we thank the Arzaloza family and the Vasco team very much for their loyalty and support rendered to MACS in four decades.”

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Jens Kroczek, Managing Director of Hugo Stinnes Schiffahrt GmbH, stated: “We are very grateful that Noatum has given us the opportunity to operate in the Spanish market under our own name STINNES in the future. We are sure that this will further strengthen and grow the position of Stinnes with its excellent SANMEX MPP service from Northern Spain.“

Recently, the Port of Hamburg reported an improvement in container throughput, reaching 1.9 million TEU in the first quarter of 2024.

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