Hapag-Lloyd strengthens Special Cargo offering

Leading global shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has strengthened its team of specialists to enable a greater focus on Special Cargo for container vessels.

In addition to its Special Cargo Division at the Hapag-Lloyd headquarters in Hamburg, Special Cargo Teams have been established for the major markets in Asia and South and North America. Thus more than 50 sales and technical specialists for out of gauge (OOG) transports are available to support customers worldwide in moving cargo that does not fit into standard containers due to oversize or overweight.

Thorsten Haeser, Chief Commercial Officer (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.”

Special Cargo can be transported, loaded and unloaded on almost all vessels operated by Hapag-Lloyd in any major port. In this way, customers have access to 121 liner services at present calling regularly at all major ports world-wide.

Managing Director Region Europe Michael Pradel, who is responsible for implementation of the project, 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.”