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Hoegh replace UK office with agency

[ May 15, 2015   //   ]

Hoegh Autoliners has appointed a new agency in the UK and has closed its own office in Basildon, East London. Neptumar, based in Manchester, will be dedicated to Hoegh Autoliners and is a joint venture between Kestrel Liner Agencies and shipping, transport and logistics specialist. Menzell Doehle of Germany.
In a letter to customers, Hoegh’s head of region Europe, Per Christian Mork said that the new arrangement was part of the process of creating a more agile and flexible organisation, adding: “We believe that this model makes us better suited to take care of the demands of our customers.”
Neptumar will take over commercial operations during the second quarter of 2015 and the office in Basildon will be closed down during the year.
Mork said: “Our colleagues at the office in Basildon have done a tremendous job serving the UK and ireland markets for many decades and it is sadness we recognise that this channge will; see some leave our organisation in the months to come. We are however certain that the new set up will be well suited for future market demands.”