Hapag-Lloyd and GAC Nigeria have renewed their liner agency agreement, following Hapag-Lloyd’s merger with the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) earlier this year.
Under the new extended agreement, GAC will handle all aspects of Hapag-Lloyd/UASC’s business in Nigeria. This includes husbandry services, sales, customer service and the import and export of a large number of containers. The two companies signed their first liner agency agreement five years ago, when a dedicated team and office was set up specifically to handle all its activities in the country.
GAC Nigeria hopes the merger of the two shipping lines will result in a substantial increase in business for Hapag-Lloyd in Nigeria, prompting investment in office assets and personnel by GAC Nigeria to meet the demands of additional business.
Following the merger, Hapag-Lloyd will deploy some of the largest vessels able to call at Nigerian ports and set up a new dedicated service for West Africa which will call directly to Nigeria.
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