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Issue # 05 – 2018

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A new International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulation aimed at significantly reducing sulphur emissions in the shipping industry will enter into force in 2020. Even though this is still over a year away, the industry is already dealing with the topic due to the massive increases in ship-operating costs it will involve. In order to offer its customers better predictability of bunker costs, Hamburg Süd will introduce a tailored Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) in January 2019.

Debates about digitalization in the shipping industry are at least just as intense as those about IMO 2020. One buzzword here is blockchain. Experts believe that the new technology will significantly simplify the maritime industry in a similar way to the introduction of the container some 60 years ago. Read in this issue about what blockchain is and which opportunities it offers.

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Hamburg Süd tests blockchain applications for paperless, forgery-proof transactions

Blockchain – many experts believe that the new technology could revolutionize the maritime industry in a similar way that the introduction of the container did some 60 years ago. But what exactly is blockchain, and which opportunities does it offer the shipping industry?

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Rising fuel prices: predictable pricing model at Hamburg Süd

A new International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulation on sulfur-dioxide emissions in the ocean-going shipping industry will enter into force on January 1, 2020. The regulation aims to reduce the harmful emissions of the roughly 50,000 merchant ships worldwide by more than 80 percent. Although it is universally viewed as a positive and important step for the environment, its implementation will result in significant additional expenses. In preparation for this change, Hamburg Süd will revise the Bunker adjustment factor (BAF) effective as from January 2019, ensuring a higher predictability towards costumers.

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Coastal Cleanup Day: Hamburg Süd employees collect over seven tons of garbage

As an internationally operating shipping company, Hamburg Süd is conscious of its responsibility to people and the environment. This was on display once again on Coastal Cleanup Day in mid-September: many Hamburg Süd employees as well as their families and friends – altogether 930 volunteers – took part in the global drive to collect waste on beaches and shorelines, which the environmental organization Ocean Conservancy launched more than 30 years ago.

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Follow us: Hamburg Süd now on LinkedIn and Instagram

Hamburg Süd regularly posts information and interesting facts about the company, our products, and the shipping and logistics industries on LinkedIn. Now photography and ship fans can also get their full share of enjoyment on Hamburg Süd’s Instagram page.

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Issue # 04 – July / August 2018

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This year, Hamburg Süd once again numbers among the winners of the prestigious Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards of the shipping and logistics trade publication Asia Cargo News. For the second time already since 2016, Hamburg Süd was named “Best Shipping Line Asia–Europe.” This thrills us all the more as it was our customers’ high level of satisfaction that was the decisive factor. On top of that, the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC), the largest association of importers and exporters of agricultural and forestry products in the United States, has also named Hamburg Süd a “Top Ranked Carrier” for the third year in a row.

Both awards confirm our commitment and motivate us to further improve our service. And since in many cases the logistical needs of our customers are not limited to port-to-port transports, pre- and on-carriage is also one of the key elements in Hamburg Süd’s service portfolio. In an interview, our expert Florian Pein explains how you can benefit from our tailor-made intermodal solutions.

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Awards for customer satisfaction and performance

This year, Hamburg Süd once again numbers among the winners of the prestigious Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards of the shipping and logistics trade journal Asia Cargo News. For the second time already since 2016, Hamburg Süd was named “Best Shipping Line Asia–Europe”. And the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC), the largest association of exporters of agricultural and forestry products in the United States, recently honored Hamburg Süd as “Top Ranked Carrier” for the third year in a row.

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Interview: Optimal transportation chain from door to door

The optimal transportation chain stretches not just from port to port, but from door to door. For this reason, intermodal solutions for the reliable connection of the hinterland are among the key services offered by Hamburg Süd. The company has a worldwide network of reliable partners who are specialists in their particular fields and geographical areas – and are thereby able to offer tailor-made, dependable logistics solutions very flexibly and fast. Florian Pein, Senior Manager Logistics and Marine Operations Region Europe, speaks about his job at the interface of shipping and onshore logistics.

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New video: Intermodal Services - Your cargo from door to door

Hamburg Süd offers the entire transportation chain from a single provider– not only from port to port, but from door to door. Customers benefit from global, tailored logistics solutions that are precisely customized to their needs – including pre- and on-carriage by barge, rail or truck – straight to the destination.

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More sustainability for your supply chain

Acting sustainability is a given for Hamburg Süd – in the best interest of our employees, the environment, society at large and, of course, our customers. After all, as a logistics partner, we can help make their entire supply chain more sustainable. Hamburg Süd’s new Sustainability Report shows that our unfailing commitment to sustainability has yielded excellent results, such as a further reduction in CO2 emissions. What’s more, we implement sustainable solutions together with our customers – in partnership with our Swedish customer Electrolux, for example, we have launched an innovative project aimed at reducing sulfur dioxide emissions in ports.

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Hamburg Süd merchandise now available online

Hamburg Süd stands for quality and individual customer service with a personal touch. In our new online shop you can now purchase products in Hamburg Süd’s characteristic red corporate design. Items ordered online can be shipped anywhere in the world.

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Visit us at Asia Fruit Logistica!

The experts from our Global Reefer Competence Team look forward to speaking with you at Asia Fruit Logistica from September 5 to 7 in Hong Kong and personally discussing the detailed aspects of your individual reefer shipment.

AsiaWorld-Expo – Hall 5 / Booth 5F28
Information on Asia Fruit Logistica

Issue # 03 – February / March 2018

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In the last issue of our newsletter, we discussed how Hamburg Süd will remain Hamburg Süd. In essence, this means that nothing about day-to-day business will change for our customers. As an example, you will continue to benefit from the special reefer expertise of Hamburg Süd, and the best way convince yourself is by visiting Fruit Logistica in Berlin, where our Global Reefer Competence Team looks forward to welcoming you.

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New services between West Coast South and Central America and Asia

Beginning in April, Hamburg Süd is launching a new service network between Asia and South America West Coast, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Concealed behind the well-known service names ASPA and ASCA will then be a completely new product. Customers will benefit from additional direct connections, higher sailing frequencies, greater flexibility as well as shorter transit times.

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Visit us at Fruit Logistica!

The experts from our Global Reefer Competence Team look forward to speaking with you at Fruit Logistica from February 7 to 9 in Berlin and personally discussing the detailed aspects of your reefer shipment.
Messe Berlin – Hall 25, Booth A-12

Information on Fruit Logistica

Tailor made products: New services for 2018

At the beginning of the new year and besides the new ASPA product (please see article above ), Hamburg Süd expanded and optimized its service offering in several important other trades. Starting now, we will be offering expanded set-ups between Asia, North Europe, the Middle East and India. In addition, Hamburg Süd will be linking Central America and the Mediterranean region as well as Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand with two completely new services. Among the benefits to customers will be improved transit times and a large number of new direct connections.

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Controlled Atmosphere: Fresh solutions for avocados and other trendy treats

Whether in a smoothie, in a salad or on a sandwich – the appetite for avocados is growing worldwide, which naturally increases cultivation and exports. This rising demand is mainly met by Mexico and Chile as well as by Peru, where the harvesting season begins in February. Besides the preparation, the key factor for ensuring the tastiness of this trendy food is having the optimal degree of ripeness on the store shelf. The controlled-atmosphere technology in Hamburg Süd’s reefer containers provides the best conditions for precisely that – and, of course, not just for avocados!

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New: Bills of lading accessible online 24/7

As a Hamburg Süd customer, you can now access and download online the electronic bill of lading (eB/L) for each of your commissions – at any time around the clock. You can learn about the benefits of the new eB/L and how you can take advantage of this service here .

Sustainability – “Gold” for Hamburg Süd

Sustainability is an indispensable component of Hamburg Süd’s corporate philosophy. That’s why we have independent experts regularly access our sustainability efforts. Just recently, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) awarded Hamburg Süd an above-average grade, while EcoVadis bestowed its highest-possible “Gold” status rating on us for the second time.

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Issue # 02 – December 2017 / January 2018

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Since December 1, 2017, Hamburg Süd belongs to A.P. Moller - Maersk – and is therefore part of the global market leader. This offers many advantages to customers of the Hamburg Süd Group: The most extensive global network, an enlarged geographical scope, the largest fleet in the world, and a state-of-the-art equipment pool ensure complete coverage of supply chain requirements and availability where needed.

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Your questions – Our answers

Will Hamburg Süd and Maersk Line offer the same range of products and services – only under different names? Will existing contracts be changed or transferred to Maersk Line? You may have a lot of questions on the topic of integration – the following provides important information for you.

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by Frank Smet, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Hamburg Süd

History of Hamburg Süd

The integration is an important milestone in the long history of Hamburg Süd - take a time trip with us through nearly 150 years of company history.

Issue # 01 – July / August 2017

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More than six months ago, we informed you that Hamburg Süd was to be sold to Maersk Line – and ever since then, the preparations for the transfer have been in full swing. However, the sale is only valid and complete when all the relevant regulatory authorities worldwide have given their approval, which we are reckoning with in the fourth quarter of 2017.
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Transportation of pharmaceutical products: Hamburg Süd reefer equipment meets the GDP guidelines

The transportation of pharmaceutical products in reefer equipment is subject to the particularly strict guidelines of the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) scheme. Since July Hamburg Süd meets the requirements with regard to calibration processes and is therefore able to respond flexibly to corresponding customer requirements… Read more

GDP Hamburg Süd / ©  denisismagilov / Fotolia
Break bulk and project cargo – anything other than standard

Hamburg Süd not only transports cargo in containers, but also “out of the box”. As a rule, this applies when cargo is particularly heavy or, due to its dimensions, does not fit into a standard container. It calls for a special degree of know-how and experience. Break bulk expert Gunnar Finck reveals more… Read more

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First & Last Mile data: Hamburg Süd enables unbroken container tracking, from the first meter to the last

With an advanced Track & Trace application, Hamburg Süd customers in North America are able to find out where their containers happen to be at any given time – even if the cargo has not yet reached the ship or has already left it … Read more

Emissions: smart savings with slow steaming

Would you have thought that lowering ship speed by just 4 knots saves no less than 40 percent in fuel? This cuts costs and helps to ease environmental burdens … Read more

Hamburg Süd awarded for going green

DHL Global Forwarding honors Hamburg Süd with the GoGreen Carrier Certificate. Thanks to its above-average environmental performance, the shipping company received the highest rating. Find out how Hamburg Süd was able to convince the jury and why the choice of the right carrier brings each supply chain a bit closer to being greener here... Read more

Hamburg Süd awarded for going green
Volkswagen names Hamburg Süd best supplier
Volkswagen names Hamburg Süd best supplier

At this year’s “Group Award” the largest automobile corporation in the world presented Hamburg Süd with the award in the Global Champion category. VW praised Hamburg Süd’s outstanding service quality and customer orientation in particular as well as the shipping company’s flexibility... Read more

New reefer film Stay cool – we care
New reefer film Stay cool – we care

As one of the top five suppliers of reefers in the world, we offer our customers the best quality when it comes to transporting temperature-sensitive loads such as fruit, flowers and pharmaceuticals. Find out more about how we can expertly and passionately develop reefer solutions to meet your specific needs by watching our new film ‘Stay cool – we care!’. Take a look! Read more

Asia Fruit Logistica
Hamburg Süd at the Asia Fruit Logistica

Visit us at the Asia Fruit Logistica from September 6th to 8th in Hong Kong: AsiaWorld-Expo, hall 5 – stand 5-E23. Our experts will gladly tell you all about Hamburg Süd’s logistics solutions for fresh fruit and vegetables. Find out more about the expo here .

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