Hamburg Sud offers remote reefer monitoring

Maersk subsidiary Hamburg Süd will demonstrate its future Remote Container Management system at the Fruit Logistica trade show in Berlin on 6-8 February. In recent months, all the line’s refrigerated boxes have been fitted with the technology which uses satellite and mobile radio technology to monitor containers and the condition of the cargo inside including its location, temperature profile, relative humidity, and concentrations of oxygen and CO2. Certain settings can ... [+]

Maersk merges Latin America routes

Maersk Line is to merge its CRX Central America, Caribbean and Europe service with the ECMS route operated  by its recent acquisition, Hamburg Sud. It said the move would reduce capacity in line with current market needs “in response to challenging market conditions”. Chief operating officer Soren Toft explained: “By merging ... [+]

It’s business as usual for Hamburg Sud

Maersk Line closed its deal to acquire German carrier Hamburg Sud on 30 November but the line will remain a commercially independent brand under its new owner, it said. Dr Arnt Vespermann (pictured, left) takes over as chief executive from Dr Ottmar Gast, who will continue to be closely associated with ... [+]

Qualified yes to Maersk Hamburg Sud buy

South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has given the green light to Maersk Line’s acquisition of Hamburg Sud – but only on condition that the German-owned container carrier pulls out of vessel sharing agreements on trades between Asia and South America. Maersk said it was willing to do so and anticipated ... [+]

Hamburg Sud meets pharma standards

Hamburg Süd said it would meet Good Distribution Practice (GDP) standards for the transport of pharma goods from July. GDP rules stipulate that the temperature-regulating sensors of the reefer machinery not only monitor each other automatically, but also that calibration has to take place, and be documented, at regular intervals. [+]

Brussels clears Maersk-Hamburg Sud merger

The European Commission cleared Maersk Line’s acuisition of Germany’s Hamburg Süd on 10 April, subject to the latter’s withdrawal from five consortia on trade routes connecting Northern Europe with Central America/Caribbean, West Coast South America, Middle East and the Mediterranean with West Coast South America and East Coast South America ... [+]

Maersk asks EU approval for Hamburg Sud buy

Maersk Line has applied for EU approval for its purchase of Hamburg Sud with an initial decision due by March 27- although the deadline can be extended for another 90 days. Main sticking points are seen as South American routes – for example, the combined carrier would have a 37% ... [+]

Hamburg Sud signs Maersk slot share deal: updated

Maersk Line has announced a slot purchase agreement for Hamburg Süd’s volumes on the East–West trades, allowing traffic to be shipped on vessels in the joint Maersk-MSC 2M network. It agreement follows commercial negotiations in anticipation of the termination of Hamburg Süd’s current slot purchase arrangements on the East–West trades. ... [+]

Hamburg Sud improves South America-London links

German shipping line Hamburg Süd is offering a new weekly service between South America West Coast, Central America, the Caribbean, and North Europe, including improved lead time from South America into London Gateway. South American ports served include Valparaiso, Puerto Angarnos, Callao, Buenaventura, Panama, Cartagena and Caucedo and extensive connections ... [+]

Great Danes grow even bigger with Hamburg Süd buy

Maersk Line is to buy one of the last independent European shipping lines and the world’s seventh-largest operator, Hamburg Süd, from its owners, German-based Oetker, subject to final agreement and regulatory approvals. The move will create a container shipping giant, adding Hamburg Süd’s 625,000teu, 130-ship capacity to Maersk Line, already the ... [+]

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