Hamburg Süd has opened its first proprietary agency in the Middle East. Hamburg Süd Shipping LLC commenced operations in Dubai at the beginning of February. By establishing an owned office in Dubai, located in Office Court Building, Oud Mehta Road, Hamburg Süd aims to respond even better to the requirements of its customers in the region.
The company-owned agency will coordinate Hamburg Süd business in the Middle East Gulf and has taken over all the tasks and activities for commercial operations as well as container logistics from long-standing local agency partner, Inchcape Shipping Services. Vessel and customs clearance in the ports of Jebel Ali and Khor Fakkan will continue to be handled by Inchcape, however.
Several of Hamburg Süd’s liner services connect the Middle East with the shipping company’s global network. One of the key commodity sectors in which Hamburg Süd is strong in the region is the transport of temperature-controlled cargo, as well as cargo in dry containers. Hamburg Süd ships especially meat and fruits into the region from South America. As one of the leading reefer container carriers worldwide, Hamburg Süd provides the equipment and long-standing expertise necessary for this traffic.