Red Notes

Red Notes

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How can we improve for you?
August 15, 2022

We always strive to provide you with the best service possible customized to your needs. To do so, we need your honest feedback!

Cold Chain Solutions – tailor-made solutions for your cold chain
March 30, 2022

With our new 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.

Visit us at Fruit Logistica from 5-7 April, 2022, in Berlin
March 30, 2022

Discover our new end-to-end logistics at Fruit Logistica 2022. Speak with our experts to learn about how our new solutions can simplify your supply chain management. We’re excited to finally see you again in person at Fruit Logistica!

Visit us at: Hall 25, Stand A-07

Air Freight - solutions tailored to your needs
March 30, 2022

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.

Keep a closer eye on your cargo with our Container Notification Service
March 9, 2022

Let us keep you automatically informed about any important events affecting your cargo – with our new Container Notification Service.

Ambitious goals, comprehensive strategy – Have a look at our new Sustainability Report!
February 15, 2022

A.P. Moller - Maersk published its new Sustainability Report on Wednesday. In the report, the company, which also includes Hamburg Süd, avows its leading role in climate-protection efforts and outlines its comprehensive approach to sustainability. “The decade of action has begun,” Maersk CEO Søren Skou emphasises in the report.

“Low-carbon biofuel for your sea transports!”
November 23, 2021

Hamburg Süd Sustainability Manager Niklas Witte explains how you can certifiably decarbonise your supply chain with our new ECO Delivery product.

150 years by your side - thank you!
November 1, 2021

On 4 November at 11.30 a.m., it is exactly 150 years since Hamburg Süd was founded. Today, we are a global carrier and a proud member of the Maersk family. But what has been our trademark throughout our history still applies today and will continue to apply in the future: our consistent customer focus and proximity.

Global voyage of a special container during the pandemic
November 1, 2021

A special container of the shipping company Hamburg Süd set off on its journey in the spring of 2020. After being in use for almost 18 months and travelling to five continents around the world, the painted container is now back home in Hamburg – just in time for the 150th anniversary of Hamburg Süd.

Need more flexibility?
September 27, 2021

We always strive to provide you with the best service possible customized to your needs. To do so, we need your honest feedback! This is particularly important in the COVID-19 era, as your needs have been more likely to change in these challenging times.

Meet us at key trade fairs in Asia and Europe!
September 20, 2021

Hope to see you soon! The first attendance events are taking place again. Hamburg Süd is also back, initially at these three important trade fairs in China and Europe – and we can’t wait to see you in-person again.

Coffee from Colombia
September 20, 2021

Colombia is the land of coffee. After Brazil and Vietnam, this country in the north-western corner of South America is the world’s third-largest exporter of these highly sought-after beans. In many places, coffee plantations dominate the landscape. Thanks to Colombia’s location near the equator, coffee can be harvested here all year round.

Booking dangerous goods transports online? Yes, sure!
July 16, 2021

Would you like to easily book your dangerous goods (DG) shipment online? No problem! Thanks to our new DG Web Booking tool, you can now do that quickly and conveniently.

Missing anything?
July 2, 2021

We always strive to provide you with the best service possible customized to your needs. To do so, we need your honest feedback! This is particularly important in the COVID-19 era, as your needs have been more likely to change in these challenging times.

The new Hamburg Süd app has arrived!
May 12, 2021

Are you already using our new mobile app? View sailing schedules, keep an eye on containers via Track & Trace, or receive the latest news – with the new and improved Hamburg Süd app, you can use key functionalities of our eCommerce services easily, conveniently and on the go using your smartphone or tablet.

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New functionality: You can now also access your agreement rates in Web Booking
May 11, 2021

We have made our Web Booking tool even better for you by adding another functionality: From now on, your contractually agreed rates will also be displayed there. The result: the booking process as a whole will be even simpler and more transparent.

Poul Hestbaek, CEO Hamburg Süd
Why we have been around for 150 years
May 1, 2021

Dear customers,

Hamburg Süd is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, and I am very pleased to be able to take over as the company’s CEO in these special times.

I have already been working at Hamburg Süd for over 17 years. For me, being CEO primarily means being your ambassador as well as speaking with you as often as possible – preferably in person, of course. 150 years is a very long stretch of time, and you – our customers – are the most important reason why Hamburg Süd is able to proudly celebrate this anniversary.

Value Protect: Better safe than sorry
26 April 2021

With our new Value Protect product, you can now protect the value of your cargo against logistics-related risks during its transportation. Thanks to higher maximum recovery limits and clearly defined compensation levels, you won’t have to worry about losing any money if your cargo is damaged or lost.

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Just in case: Always stay up to date with our automatic notification service
April 15, 2021

We know just how important predictability is for your business! And that’s why we are now offering you a very practical notification service that will automatically and immediately let you know if there has been a deviation from the sailing schedule.

Something bugging you?
March 19, 2021

We always strive to provide you with the best service possible customized to your needs. To do so, we need your honest feedback! This is particularly important in the COVID-19 era, as your needs have been more likely to change in these challenging times.

An unusual delivery: fresh water for sharks and polar bears
February 22, 2021

“Dear captain, could you kindly take on some seawater on your voyage to Rotterdam?” – When this email from Mirsada Mutapcic of the Diergaarde Blijdorp lands in Mark Langer’s email inbox, the captain knows that the zoo in Rotterdam needs some fresh water for its Oceanium. And that means it’s time to make an unusual “refuelling stop” on the open sea!

First carbon-neutral liner ship to be deployed already in 2023
Febraury 17, 2021

A special ship will soon be joining the combined fleet of Maersk and Hamburg Süd: A new, methanol-fuelled feeder vessel will be deployed already in 2023, making it what is expected to be the first container ship in the world to operate on carbon-neutral fuels. This kind of ship was originally only scheduled to enter into service in 2030.

Starting in March: “Fiji Express – Regional New Zealand” service (FERN)
February 15, 2021

Hamburg Süd is now offering new and efficient direct connections between the North Island of New Zealand, the South Island of New Zealand, and the Fijian ports of Suva and Lautoka.

Take advantage of our new Intra-Oceania “FERN” service and its many benefits.

Hamburg Süd – a reliable partner for the automotive supply chain
February 1, 2021

Are you a manufacturer or supplier in the automotive industry? Let us come up with solutions tailored to your individual needs and requirements. Get to know us easily during this year’s virtual Forum Automotive Logistics on 9 and 10 February.


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