Hamburg Süd to remain Hamburg Süd - no matter what
"Since December 1, Hamburg Süd is part of A.P. Moller - Maersk. This is a milestone in the nearly 150-year history of Hamburg Süd. We, as third-party agent, have played and will continue to play - an important role in Hamburg Süd continued growth and development.
The intergration into A.P. Moller - Maersk - creates a promising, long-term perspective for Hamburg Süd, and it forms a strong basis for further growth. Being part of the global market leader offers many new advantages, such as access to the most extensive global network, an enlarged geographical scope, the largest vessel fleet in the world and a state-of-art equipment pool.
We would like to stress that Hamburg Süd will remain an independent company with A.P. Moller - Maersk and that we will provide our customers the same high quality, customer-centric and competitive service offer as we have done up to now. The commercial part of our operation with product management, sales and marketing, customer service, and documentation will continue unchanged, i.e. decentralized with own offices in the main markets and, in other markets, with dedicated third-party agents such as ourselves. This means that for our customers there will be no change in their day-to-day business dealings with Hamburg Süd - their contracts will be the same and all agreed service levels, terms & conditions, and contracts will remain valid.
We look forward to taking this exciting step in our development together with you, and count on your support and cooperation as we have done up to now.
With best regards,
The Management of O. Brunoni S.A.