Hapag-Lloyd has announced intentions to increase focus on Special Cargo for container vessels. In order to be able to transport more cargo which does not fit into standard containers due to oversize or overweight, Hapag-Lloyd has strengthened its team of specialists. In addition to its Special Cargo Division at its headquarters in Hamburg, Special Cargo Teams have been established for the major markets in Asia and South and North America. As a consequence of these recent developments, more than 50 sales and technical specialists for out of gauge (OOG) transports are expected to be available to support our customers world-wide.
Thorsten Haeser, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Hapag-Lloyd, said of the announcement, “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.”
According to the announcement, Special Cargo can be transported, loaded and unloaded on almost all vessels operated by Hapag-Lloyd in any major port giving customers access to 121 liner services at present calling regularly at all major ports world-wide.