Hapag-Lloyd introduces sixth business region

GENOA: September 03, 2019. Hapag-Lloyd is splitting its Region Europe into northern and southern parts to create a sixth operating region.

The new Region South Europe, with its headquarters in Genoa, will encompass Italy, the Iberian Peninsular, Turkey, Egypt and Med Agents – managing the company’s 15 agents in the region.

The new head and senior managing director of Region South Europe is Juan Pablo Richards, who previously oversaw business operations in Area Brazil.

Region North Europe will focus on customers in Germany & Central Europe, Benelux, UK & Ireland, France and Area North.

“An essential part of our Strategy 2023 is to further develop our organisation and ensure our proximity to markets and customers,” commented CEO Rolf Habben Jansen, who added: “Launching our sixth region will help us do exactly that.”

Pictured: Last month the maritime carrier made its debut call at the Port of Duqm, Oman with the discharge of three specialised 40 feet Open Top units from India.