Working at Hamburg Süd

Hamburg Süd is among the ten largest container shipping lines worldwide, employing a staff of over 6,000. Our recipe for success for more than 145 years: outstanding quality at all times and the right nose for our customers’ needs and the requirements of the market. This is only possible with the help of dedicated staff who bring their expertise and passion on board and apply their experience and creativity to developing solutions to today’s challenges.

A blend of tradition and a modern approach is as important for our success as the people who work for us. We are looking to recruit people who are at home in a dynamic and international environment, have an entrepreneurial mindset and have the capacity to develop their own creative ideas and act on their own initiative in order to drive Hamburg Süd forward. Whether at our headquarters in Hamburg, in one of our 100 company offices around the world or on the high seas aboard one of our 45 or so company-owned container vessels – we offer interesting perspectives, for example for shipping and logistics experts or for IT specialists.

Hamburg Süd is part of the family-owned Oetker Group. Tolerance and respect for each individual are important to us and characterise our daily work. At Hamburg Süd we also see sustainable conduct as an indispensable part of our corporate philosophy. As well as pursuing our environmental goals, this also means assuming responsibility for the ongoing professional and personal development of our staff.

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Embarking on a career at Hamburg Süd, you will be working as part of a fascinating and multifaceted organisation: expect to become acquainted with global container shipping, logistics, state-of-the-art technology and internationality – always combined with the commitment to find the best solutions as a team. It’s the combination of these facets and much more besides that makes our shipping group so incredibly exciting – it’s a fascination that’s hard to resist.

Ulf Mindermann
Global Head of Human Resources Management Hamburg Süd