Maritime Jobs
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Hapag Lloyd News

Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

63 Begin Apprenticeship at Hapag-Lloyd

At the beginning of August, 63 young colleagues began their apprenticeship program at Hapag-Lloyd.Thirty of them are learning the typical seafaring jobs like ship mechanic, nautical officer or technical officer, while the other 33 are training to become shipping merchants or to work in office management and in the areas of transport and logistics. In addition, 11 dual-track students are beginning their studies with Hapag-Lloyd. They will take classes in a variety of subjects such as maritime management, logistics management and information systems at the Hamburg School of Business Administration

Maximilian Rothkopf. Pic: Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd Names Rothkopf COO

Hapag-Lloyd has announced that Maximilian Rothkopf  is to be its new chief operating officer (COO). He will take over as new COO of Hapag-Lloyd when Anthony J. Firmin retires in late June.Maximilian Rothkopf, who holds a master's degree as well as a doctorate in business administration, has been a Partner since 2014 at McKinsey & Company, where he has been a member of the global Travel, Transport and Logistics (TTL) leadership team. He started his career in 2005 at the management consulting firm, where he has particularly provided advice to larger liner shipping companies, airlines and

Image: Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd Runs Germany’s Largest Maritime Training Program

Sixty-one young men and women will be starting their three-year apprenticeship at Hapag-Lloyd tomorrow. While some of them will spend the lion’s share of this time on container ships, the on-shore apprentices will cycle through various national and international departments, which will allow them to familiarize themselves with the company from a range of perspectives.“Qualified and motivated employees are a decisive factor in a dynamic sector like container shipping,” said Joachim Schlotfeldt, Chief Personnel and Global Procurement Officer (CPO) at Hapag-Lloyd. “We offer young

(Left) Thorsten Haeser and Joachim Schlotfeldt. Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

Thorsten Haeser Steps Down as CCO of Hapag-Lloyd

 Thorsten Haeser has quit as chief commercial officer of Hapag-Lloyd, which has reorganised its executive Board.   CCO Thorsten Haeser is leaving the Company as at 31 March 2018 on the most amicable of terms. With great professionalism and personal dedication, he managed and realigned the Executive Board’s sales responsibilities.    Following the merger with container liner shipping company United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), Haeser played a key part in the smooth integration of UASC’s business into Hapag-Lloyd AG.    Haeser was also instrumental in

Wolfgang Freese, President Region North America. Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd North America President Freese Retires

 Wolfgang Freese, President Region North America, will be retiring after almost five decades with Hapag-Lloyd.    Freese began his career in the shipping company in 1971 with an apprenticeship to become a shipping agent. In recent decades, he has held management positions in several locations, including Germany, Indonesia, Great Britain and the U.S.    Since 2009, Freese has led this region headquartered in Piscataway, near New York City. Following a transitional period, he will be succeeded on April 1, 2018 by Uffe Ostergaard, who joined Hapag-Lloyd in May 2017 following

Hapag-Lloyd's Nachbar Appointed to Industry Board

The Container Owners Association – the international organization representing container shipping lines and container leasing companies worldwide – has appointed Frank Nachbar, Director - Container Engineering, Hapag-Lloyd, to its Board of Directors. Nachbar joins six other Directors, who represent some of the world’s largest container owners, on the Board of the Container Owners Association. The COA Board comprises senior representatives from some of the world’s largest container shipping lines and leasing companies, including: Maersk Line, CMA-CGM, Matson Line, Seaco Global

Nils Smedegaard Andersen (File photo: Danish Maritime Days)

Former Maersk Boss Named Unifeeder Chairman

with management to further strengthening Unifeeder’s market position by building closer customer relationships and developing the service offering, while considering entering into new markets, possibly through M&A.”  Andersen succeeds Jesper Præstensgaard (formerly of Hapag-Lloyd and Maersk), who has stepped in as Deputy Chairman at Unifeeder. Lars Terney, Partner in NC Advisory A/S, advisor to the Nordic Capital Funds, and member of Unifeeder’s Board of Directors, said, “We look forward to drawing on Nils Smedegaard Andersen’s sector knowledge

RoadOne Appoints Chandler to Sales Leadership Team

U.S. Southeast and Gulf regions.  Chandler brings to the position more than 30 years of container shipping, intermodal drayage and logistics experience. Prior to RoadOne, Chandler held numerous business development and account management positions with top global ocean carriers including CMA-CGM, Hapag-Lloyd and NYK Line, as well as his most recent position at another leading intermodal trucking company.  He also served in the U.S. Air Force as a freight management specialist. To further support shippers in the U.S. Southeast, RoadOne IntermodaLogistics has opened a new Atlanta-based Container

(Photo: Hapag-Lloyd)

Next Class of Apprentices Begin at Hapag-Lloyd

On August 1, 66 young men and women started their apprenticeship at Hapag-Lloyd.   “Highly qualified and motivated employees are a decisive factor in a dynamic and extremely competitive sector like container shipping,” said Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen as the new training period began.   Many of Hapag-Lloyd’s successful captains and managers first started their careers at the company. “We offer young talents excellent prospects and exciting challenges in a growing and strongly positioned company,” Habben Jansen continued.   In the marine division

Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd, UASC Focus on Staff Training

Combined the newly merged German shipping line Hapag Lloyd and Arab sector peer UASC have more than 4,800 sales and customer service personnel represented in 125 countries around the globe.   Now as the shipping lines continue the transitional integration period, a global training program is already underway for all UASC staff joining Hapag-Lloyd.   In all, around 1,700 days of training are planned, and face-to-face trainings have already started in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. By mid-July, some seven weeks after the closing, half of the more than 500 planned training events are

Jan Böttjer. Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

The Box Juggler at Hapag-Lloyd

Whenever a Hapag-Lloyd vessel reaches a port, a certain number of containers are usually loaded or discharged before the ship continues along its voyage to the next port. But how do you stow these containers on the ship in the safest and most efficient way possible?   Jan Böttjer, the stowage planner, at Hapag-Lloyd says: “Imagine you’d like to unload a container in a port and you realize it’s located all the way at the bottom of the ship’s hold, covered by an entire stack of other containers that don’t need to leave the ship in this port. To get to the

Photo: United Arab Shipping Co

UASC, Hapag-Lloyd Merger: No Layoffs?

 Will there be a layoffs after United Arab Shipping Co (UASC) merging with the German container shipper Hapag-Lloyd?   Middle Eastern enterprise UASC expects most of the tie-up’s $400 million cost savings to come from operations rather than layoffs, The National reports quoting UASC chief executive Jorn Hinge.   UASC's initial hypothesis is there will be fewer layoffs than many people would normally expect in a merger, he said.   The largest portion of this amount comes from deploying the optimal size ship for each of the trades where the combined company will operate

Photo: Hapag-Lloyd AG

Hapag-Lloyd Begins Training Programs

 Sixty-four young men and women started their careers at Hapag-Lloyd on yesterday (August 01). Chief Executive Office Rolf Habben Jansen warmly welcomed the new apprentices this morning during an event held at Hapag-Lloyd’s headquarters in Hamburg.   In the land division, 21 young men and 17 young women began their training programs to become shipping agents, forwarding and logistics clerks, office management clerks and warehousing specialists.    In addition, some of the on-shore apprentices are also starting dual-track courses of study in Logistics Management, Business

The trainees Photo Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd Training for Apprentices

Sixty-four young men and women started their careers at Hapag-Lloyd today. Chief Executive Office Rolf Habben Jansen warmly welcomed the new apprentices this morning during an event held at Hapag-Lloyd’s headquarters in Hamburg. In the land division, 21 young men and 17 young women began their training programs to become shipping agents, forwarding and logistics clerks, office management clerks and warehousing specialists. In addition, some of the on-shore apprentices are also starting dual-track courses of study in Logistics Management, Business Administration, Maritime Management, Information

Foxx Names New Members to Maritime Industry Advisory Panel

President, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC 9. Daniel Harmon, Director, Maritime Division, Texas Department of Transportation 10. Susan Hayman, Vice President, Health, Safety, Quality & External Affairs, Foss Maritime Company 11. Jared Henry, Vice President – U.S. Government Trade, Hapag-Lloyd USA, LLC 12. Tim Hinkley, Senior Vice President - Global Logistics, Hasbro Inc. 13. Jim Kruse, Director, Center for Ports & Waterways, Texas A&M Transportation Institute 14. Gary LaGrange, President & Chief Executive Officer, Port of New Orleans 15. Griff Lynch, Chief Operating

Jean-Gabriel Tridon (Photo: Blohm+Voss)

Blohm+Voss Strengthens Team

of Applied Sciences Ostfriesland (Germany), a degree in naval architecture and ocean engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen (Germany) and a degree in marine services from Lloyd’s Maritime Academy (England). He has worked at sea and ashore for renowned companies such as Hapag-Lloyd and Meyer Werft, and worked with Blohm+Voss in Hamburg as Dock Operations Coordinator from 2009 to 2011 and as a Construction Manager from 2011 to 2014.   Dieter Pladeck is a qualified banker and a graduate economist. After studying economic sciences at the Ruhr University in Bochum

Maersk Mc_Kinney Moller (Photo courtesy Maersk)

Maersk Fights to Stay on top as Containership Downturn Deepens

and the NOL deal and separate consolidation in China will give Maersk a run for their money," a shipping industry source said. "There is a question over whether China will increasingly use these bigger Chinese lines to ship goods now over Western carriers." Outside the region, Germany's Hapag-Lloyd is discussing a merger with Middle East container group United Arab Shipping Company. Size matters in the current hard times. "If you are small you cannot survive," said David Cheng of the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board. "The big container liners in Asia are not regional

Featured Employers

Military Sealift Command

The Military Sealift Command (MSC) is a United States Navy organization that controls most of the re

Featured Jobs

Marine Engineer

Scienco/FAST

Second Radio Electronics Technician

Military Sealift CommandNorfolk, VA, USA

Chief Radio Electronics Technician

Military Sealift Command

Medical Services Officer

Military Sealift Command

Any Entry Level

Military Sealift Command

Cook Baker

Military Sealift Command

Assistant Cook

Military Sealift Command

Chief Cook

Military Sealift Command

Steward Cook

Military Sealift Command

Assistant Storekeeper

Military Sealift Command