Hapag-Lloyd (www.Hapag-Lloyd.com) continues to grow in Africa. Today the shipping company opened a new office in Kenya. While the main business will be conducted from the port city of Mombasa, the company will also have an office in Nairobi, the country’s capital.
Hapag-Lloyd mainly transports agricultural goods from Kenya, especially tea, coffee, fruit and textiles. Imports mainly consist of chemicals, food, and a wide variety of plastic or rubber goods.
The new office will be headed by Country Manager Prashant Sindhwani. While 19 employees will work in Mombasa, 6 will work in Nairobi and 1 in Uganda.
The shipping company offers two different services via the gateway port of Mombasa. During the China Kenya Express Service (CKX) connects Kenya with some of the most important ports in Asia, such as Singapore and Shanghai, the East Africa Service (EAS2) connects the East African country with the west coast of India and Jebel Ali in Dubai.
“Kenya is the economic center of East Africa and the most important growth region on the continent,” says Dheeraj Bhatia, Senior Managing Director Region Middle East at Hapag-Lloyd. “With the opening of our new office in Kenya, we expect to continue our robust growth on the African continent.”
Hapag-Lloyd also serves East African landlocked countries such as Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan with regular inland connections to and from Mombasa. As part of its growth strategy, the shipping company will endeavor to establish inland connections to Somalia, southern Ethiopia and northern Tanzania.
Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd: “Our Strategy 2023 does not only focus on becoming“ Number One for Quality ”, but also on selected growth markets worldwide. We see enormous growth potential in Africa and will continue to invest in our services and selected countries. “
In a congratulatory letter, the German ambassador to Kenya, Annett Günther, declares that she wishes Hapag-Lloyd all the best with its new presence in Kenya. “As a regional and continental trading center, Kenya depends on strong and efficient logistics service providers. Hapag-Lloyd has been active in the region for many years. It is therefore a logical step and a good sign for the business community in Kenya that they are now establishing a permanent presence in Mombasa and Nairobi. “
With the opening of the new office in Kenya, Hapag-Lloyd now has five offices of its own on the continent in South Africa, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya. In addition, Hapag-Lloyd recently opened its Quality Service Center in Mauritius.
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With a fleet of 234 modern container ships and a total transport capacity of 1.7 million YOURS, Hapag-Lloyd (www.Hapag-Lloyd.com) is one of the world’s leading liner shipping companies. The company has around 13,200 employees and 388 branches in 129 countries. Hapag-Lloyd has a container capacity of around 2.7 million YOURS – including one of the largest and most modern fleets of reefer containers. A total of 121 liner services worldwide ensure fast and reliable connections between more than 600 ports on all continents. Hapag-Lloyd is one of the leading operators in transatlantic, Middle Eastern, Latin American and intra-American trade.
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