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To ensure that your cargo reaches its destination safely and on time, it takes more than just the voyage across the ocean. Did you know that Hamburg Süd also provides you with many other services in addition to maritime transport? We offer you:

Hamburg Süd Flow

Managing a supply chain can quickly become complicated, as there are usually a lot of different parties involved. Inefficient supply chains cost you not only time, but also money. With Flow, we offer you a digital solution that was specifically designed to meet the needs of supply chain professionals. Work with your partners on a central platform, receive important information on time and eliminate sources of error by automating processes. This enables you to keep an overview and to control your supply chain at all times – from purchase order to port of destination.

Hamburg Süd Booking Services
Booking Services

Coordinating multiple partners, solving operational logistics problems, handling documents – all these tasks cost you a lot of time, but have nothing to do with your core business. Let us execute your export operations to increase efficiency in your booking process.

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Less-than-Container Load (LCL)

In logistics, containers are the measure of all things. But what if your goods don’t fill an entire container? With Less-than-Container Load (LCL), we now offer you the option of shipping even smaller volumes by sea and land. We consolidate your cargo with that of other shippers into one container and then transport it to its destination via our global LCL network.


Global supply chains are complex, involve numerous parties and are often inefficient due to manual processes. A lack of standards for exchanging data, multiple one-to-one integration setups and paper document flows slow down logistical processes. The solution: TradeLens, an open and neutral blockchain-based supply chain platform. With TradeLens, you can exchange data among business partners securely and in real time – identifying exceptions and automating processes throughout the supply chain.

Container Protect

Containers protect your goods. But what protects the containers? Damaged or soiled containers cost time, money and patience. Time – because the cause of the damage has to be investigated. Money – because the container needs to be cleaned and repaired. And patience – because all this can lead to delayed transports. But with Container Protect, you can safeguard yourself against unforeseen costs as it covers containers in the event of a damage claim – and we take care of the settlement in the process. This means more time and fewer worries for you. And more service from us.

Air Freight

One of the scarcest goods in logistics is time. That’s why we offer air freight as an additional solution to help you meet tight deadlines or avoid production downtimes. You can react flexibly with the right combination of different modes of transportation – whether by air, sea or land. This allows you to avoid storage congestion and the high costs involved with that. With our global reach and experts wherever you are located, we are there for you – to advise you on all aspects related to air freight. By using our own planes and drawing on cooperations with other international partners, we are able to make sure that your cargo takes off safely and is tracked in real time. But, most importantly, it will arrive securely where no other means of transport would be able to take it.

Captain Peter™

Temperature-sensitive goods require an unbroken cold chain in order to be able to guarantee product quality. Captain Peter™, our virtual reefer assistant, allows you to monitor all the important parameters inside your reefer container – around the clock and across the globe. In this way, we ensure that there aren’t any surprises when the container is opened upon arrival.

Inland Services

The journey of your goods neither starts nor ends at seaports. That’s why we transport your cargo not only from port to port, but also from door to door. With our reliable partners across the world, we find the right solution for you to ensur e that your container reaches its destination safely and on time – whether by train, barge or truck. We fine-tune our integrated end-to-end solutions to your cargo and business processes – for dry cargo, refrigerated cargo or break bulk.

Cold Chain Solutions

Refrigerated cargos are particularly valuable and sensitive. This can make reefer logistics extremely complex. But it doesn’t have to be. With our Cold Chain Solutions, built on our comprehensive ocean and logistics offerings, we bring simplicity and predictability to the transport of your perishables, while also reducing risk and administrative workloads on your business. Our expert local teams will assess your supply chain from end to end and enable you to further improve and streamline your logistics network to best support your core business.

Customs Services

Customs regulations vary from country to country – and they change every now and again. Our global team of local experts knows the latest regulations and handles customs clearance for you in the country of origin and destination. Whether for import, export or in-transit declarations, we ensure that your goods reach their destination without delays.

ECO Delivery

By acting sustainably, we are taking responsibility for present and future generations. As part of these efforts, reducing CO₂ emissions is one of the most effective measures for countering climate change and its consequences. By opting for ECO Delivery , you can now very easily make an active contribution – while also helping your company to achieve its sustainability goals. No matter how small, every contribution counts!

Value Protect

With Value Protect , you can protect the value of your cargo against logistics risks during its journey with us. Value Protect provides alternative carriage terms and offers you higher recovery limits for damage claims – at competitive prices and from a single source.

Reefer Guide

The Reefer Guide has been specially designed to provide you with a comprehensive guide to every aspect of temperature-controlled transportation. It is an invaluable source of information on such vital topics as recommended temperatures, ideal stowage patterns and optimum product handling prior to shipment.

Reefer Guide
Track & Trace Reporting

Track & Trace Reporting is a new online function on the Hamburg Süd website that allows you to quickly and easily generate individual reports according to various criteria and at any time. Track & Trace Reporting offers you many benefits.

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Pharmaceutical shipments

The transportation of temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals requires special care. In order to ensure the quality and integrity of pharmaceuticals along the entire supply chain, Hamburg Süd offers a variety of services to its customers.

Precision equals freshness

Find out more about fresh-air circulation and recommendations for ventilation settings for your cargo.

Make your cargo feel good

Ventilation is often confused with air circulation. But while ventilation means exchange of ambient air into the container via vents, circulation is the airflow within the container and through and/or around the cargo. Did you know that too much fresh air can actually harm fresh produce, like pumpkins, onions and seed potatoes during transportation?

Flyer ventilation circulation
Out of the Box - Break Bulk and Special Cargo
We think outside the box – Break Bulk and Special Cargo

Hamburg Süd not only transports cargo inside containers – it also has long-standing experience when it comes to Special Cargo and Break Bulk shipments. Large engine parts, transformers, trucks, entire subway trains or yachts – Hamburg Süd transports any type of cargo, whether it fits into a container or not.

Citrus for Export
Cool services for apples

The red or green crunchy apples are a popular and healthy fruit around the globe.
Learn more about how to transport apples in our modern reefer containers.