Hapag-Lloyd has opened a new office in the West African country of Senegal located in the capital Dakar to strengthen its presence in Africa.
The country is connected to the global Hapag-Lloyd network by the weekly Dakar Express Service (DEX) with transhipment in Tangier. Hapag-Lloyd mainly transports nuts, fish, cotton and minerals out of Senegal. The imports primarily consist of chemicals, foodstuffs and garments.
“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 specialised 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 8 July.
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 Centre in 2020 on the island of Mauritius.
Source: Seatrade Maritime