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Hapag-Lloyd continues to strengthen its presence in Africa. Today the company opens a new office in the West African country of Senegal – located in the capital Dakar.
Hapag-Lloyd mainly transports nuts, fish, cotton and minerals out of Senegal. The imports primarily consist of chemicals, foodstuffs and garments. The country is connected to the global Hapag-Lloyd network by the weekly Dakar Express Service (DEX) with transshipment in Tangier.
“Senegal has shown impressive economic growth in the recent years, and it has abundant natural resources”, says Dheeraj Bhatia, Senior Managing Director Region Middle East at Hapag-Lloyd. “By opening our new offices in Senegal, we clearly show our enormous commitment to Africa and further pursue our ambitious growth targets in Senegal and the entire continent.”
With the acquisition of NileDutch, a container carrier specialized in the West African market, Hapag-Lloyd will be able to further extend its growth on the continent. After approval of the respective authorities, Hapag-Lloyd officially took over NileDutch on July 8th.
With the opening of the new office in Senegal, Hapag-Lloyd now has six own offices on the continent: South Africa, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal. Additionally Hapag-Lloyd opened its Quality Service Center in 2020 on the island of Mauritius.
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With a fleet of 241 modern container ships and a total transport capacity of 1.7 million TEU, Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world’s leading liner shipping companies. The Company has around 13,300 employees and 395 offices in 131 countries. Hapag-Lloyd has a container capacity of approximately 2.8 million TEU – including one of the largest and most modern fleets of reefer containers. A total of 121 liner services worldwide ensure fast and reliable connections between more than 600 ports on all the continents. Hapag-Lloyd is one of the leading operators in the Transatlantic, Middle East, Latin America and Intra-America trades.
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