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Issue # 03 – February / March 2018

Dear Readers,

In the last issue of our newsletter, we discussed how Hamburg Süd will remain Hamburg Süd. In essence, this means that nothing about day-to-day business will change for our customers. As an example, you will continue to benefit from the special reefer expertise of Hamburg Süd, and the best way convince yourself is by visiting Fruit Logistica in Berlin, where our Global Reefer Competence Team looks forward to welcoming you.

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New services between West Coast South and Central America and Asia

Beginning in April, Hamburg Süd is launching a new service network between Asia and South America West Coast, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Concealed behind the well-known service names ASPA and ASCA will then be a completely new product. Customers will benefit from additional direct connections, higher sailing frequencies, greater flexibility as well as shorter transit times.

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Visit us at Fruit Logistica!

The experts from our Global Reefer Competence Team look forward to speaking with you at Fruit Logistica from February 7 to 9 in Berlin and personally discussing the detailed aspects of your reefer shipment.
Messe Berlin – Hall 25, Booth A-12

Information on Fruit Logistica

Tailor made products: New services for 2018

At the beginning of the new year and besides the new ASPA product (please see article above ), Hamburg Süd expanded and optimized its service offering in several important other trades. Starting now, we will be offering expanded set-ups between Asia, North Europe, the Middle East and India. In addition, Hamburg Süd will be linking Central America and the Mediterranean region as well as Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand with two completely new services. Among the benefits to customers will be improved transit times and a large number of new direct connections.

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Controlled Atmosphere: Fresh solutions for avocados and other trendy treats

Whether in a smoothie, in a salad or on a sandwich – the appetite for avocados is growing worldwide, which naturally increases cultivation and exports. This rising demand is mainly met by Mexico and Chile as well as by Peru, where the harvesting season begins in February. Besides the preparation, the key factor for ensuring the tastiness of this trendy food is having the optimal degree of ripeness on the store shelf. The controlled-atmosphere technology in Hamburg Süd’s reefer containers provides the best conditions for precisely that – and, of course, not just for avocados!

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New: Bills of lading accessible online 24/7

As a Hamburg Süd customer, you can now access and download online the electronic bill of lading (eB/L) for each of your commissions – at any time around the clock. You can learn about the benefits of the new eB/L and how you can take advantage of this service here .

Sustainability – “Gold” for Hamburg Süd

Sustainability is an indispensable component of Hamburg Süd’s corporate philosophy. That’s why we have independent experts regularly access our sustainability efforts. Just recently, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) awarded Hamburg Süd an above-average grade, while EcoVadis bestowed its highest-possible “Gold” status rating on us for the second time.

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Issue # 02 – December 2017 / January 2018

Dear Readers,

Since December 1, 2017, Hamburg Süd belongs to A.P. Moller - Maersk – and is therefore part of the global market leader. This offers many advantages to customers of the Hamburg Süd Group: The most extensive global network, an enlarged geographical scope, the largest fleet in the world, and a state-of-the-art equipment pool ensure complete coverage of supply chain requirements and availability where needed.

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Your questions – Our answers

Will Hamburg Süd and Maersk Line offer the same range of products and services – only under different names? Will existing contracts be changed or transferred to Maersk Line? You may have a lot of questions on the topic of integration – the following provides important information for you.

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by Frank Smet, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Hamburg Süd

History of Hamburg Süd

The integration is an important milestone in the long history of Hamburg Süd - take a time trip with us through nearly 150 years of company history.

Issue # 01 – July / August 2017

Dear Readers,

More than six months ago, we informed you that Hamburg Süd was to be sold to Maersk Line – and ever since then, the preparations for the transfer have been in full swing. However, the sale is only valid and complete when all the relevant regulatory authorities worldwide have given their approval, which we are reckoning with in the fourth quarter of 2017.
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Transportation of pharmaceutical products: Hamburg Süd reefer equipment meets the GDP guidelines

The transportation of pharmaceutical products in reefer equipment is subject to the particularly strict guidelines of the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) scheme. Since July Hamburg Süd meets the requirements with regard to calibration processes and is therefore able to respond flexibly to corresponding customer requirements… Read more

GDP Hamburg Süd / ©  denisismagilov / Fotolia
Break bulk and project cargo – anything other than standard

Hamburg Süd not only transports cargo in containers, but also “out of the box”. As a rule, this applies when cargo is particularly heavy or, due to its dimensions, does not fit into a standard container. It calls for a special degree of know-how and experience. Break bulk expert Gunnar Finck reveals more… Read more

Break Bulk-Experten
First & Last Mile data: Hamburg Süd enables unbroken container tracking, from the first meter to the last

With an advanced Track & Trace application, Hamburg Süd customers in North America are able to find out where their containers happen to be at any given time – even if the cargo has not yet reached the ship or has already left it … Read more

Emissions: smart savings with slow steaming

Would you have thought that lowering ship speed by just 4 knots saves no less than 40 percent in fuel? This cuts costs and helps to ease environmental burdens … Read more

Hamburg Süd awarded for going green

DHL Global Forwarding honors Hamburg Süd with the GoGreen Carrier Certificate. Thanks to its above-average environmental performance, the shipping company received the highest rating. Find out how Hamburg Süd was able to convince the jury and why the choice of the right carrier brings each supply chain a bit closer to being greener here... Read more

Hamburg Süd awarded for going green
Volkswagen names Hamburg Süd best supplier
Volkswagen names Hamburg Süd best supplier

At this year’s “Group Award” the largest automobile corporation in the world presented Hamburg Süd with the award in the Global Champion category. VW praised Hamburg Süd’s outstanding service quality and customer orientation in particular as well as the shipping company’s flexibility... Read more

New reefer film Stay cool – we care
New reefer film Stay cool – we care

As one of the top five suppliers of reefers in the world, we offer our customers the best quality when it comes to transporting temperature-sensitive loads such as fruit, flowers and pharmaceuticals. Find out more about how we can expertly and passionately develop reefer solutions to meet your specific needs by watching our new film ‘Stay cool – we care!’. Take a look! Read more

Asia Fruit Logistica
Hamburg Süd at the Asia Fruit Logistica

Visit us at the Asia Fruit Logistica from September 6th to 8th in Hong Kong: AsiaWorld-Expo, hall 5 – stand 5-E23. Our experts will gladly tell you all about Hamburg Süd’s logistics solutions for fresh fruit and vegetables. Find out more about the expo here .

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