Hamburg Süd has signed a long-term lease with Groothandelsgebouwen N.V. From mid-2016 the Dutch branch of this German shipping company will rent 1,610 m² in the Groot Handelsgebouw in Rotterdam. The location, in the heart of Rotterdam’s business centre, and the easy access were important reasons for exchanging the current offices in the Waalhaven for the Central District.
Hamburg Süd is the 8th container shipping company in the world and forms part of the German Oetker family group. Started in 1871 as a traditional shipping company, Hamburg Süd has grown into a global transport and logistics organisation with its head office in Hamburg and about a hundred branches, including Rotterdam. Thirteen liner services will be offered from the port of Rotterdam, with a strong focus on North and South America, the Mediterranean, India-Pakistan and the rest of Asia.