The new Region South Europe, which will have its headquarters in the Italian port city of Genoa, aims to bolster Hapag-Lloyd’s competitive position in the Mediterranean region. It will include Italy, Area Iberia, Area Turkey, Area Egypt and Area Med Agents, which manages the company’s 15 agents in the region. The new head and senior managing director of Region South Europe will be Juan Pablo Richards, who previously oversaw business operations in Brazil.
At the same time, Region North Europe will focus on customers in Germany & Central Europe, Benelux, UK & Ireland, France and the area North, and will be under the proven leadership of Michael Pradel.
Launching the sixth region is an essential part of the Strategy 2023, which aims to ensure proximity to markets and customers, said CEO Rolf Habben Jansen.
With a fleet of 237 modern container ships and a total transport capacity of 1.7 million TEU, Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world’s leading liner shipping companies. The company has around 12,800 employees and
399 offices in 128 countries. Hapag-Lloyd has a container capacity of approximately 2.6 million TEU. A total of 118 liner services worldwide ensure fast and reliable connections between more than 600 ports on all the continents.