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

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. This deeply rooted awareness is an incentive for all our employees around the world to consistently fulfil your individual needs in the best possible way.

I highly appreciate maintaining personal contact with you, as it allows me to learn about your business and what you need to drive it forward or simplify it. That is exactly what Hamburg Süd is all about: listening, asking the right questions, and then offering a tailor-made solution. Being part of the Maersk family opens up many new possibilities for doing so when it comes to digital innovations and additional products on top of pure container transport. At the same time, we will continue to be there for you personally at the local level, always offering exceptional expertise for your cargo in the process.

I can hardly wait until it is possible to travel again so that I can meet with you face-to-face or get to know you if we haven’t met before. But until then, please do not hesitate to contact me – or your local customer service representatives – directly and at any time if there is anything we can do for you.

I hope to see you soon – stay healthy!

Yours sincerely,

Poul Hestbaek
CEO Hamburg Süd

May 1, 2021