Hamburg Süd is advancing in its technique to focus its enterprise on container transport and logistics with the settlement for the UK-headquartered ATPI Group to amass its subsidiary Hamburg Süd Reiseagentur (Journey Company). ATPI Group is among the world’s main corporations providing company journey administration companies. The corresponding agreements have been signed yesterday, and the acquisition worth has not been disclosed. Hamburg Süd had already initiated the gross sales course of even earlier than the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic so as to have the ability to fully concentrate on its important enterprise of container delivery and logistics. Nonetheless, the pandemic had initially led to an interruption of the gross sales course of final spring.
“We’re happy that we now have now been capable of finding a superb new residence for our journey company regardless of the pandemic. This step will now permit us, as deliberate, to totally think about our core enterprise as a robust model inside A.P. Moller – Maersk, the worldwide chief in container delivery and logistics”, mentioned Dr Arnt Vespermann, CEO of Hamburg Süd. “In ATPI, we now have discovered a really respected and powerful firm from the journey trade as a purchaser, and it’ll now have the ability to strategically set up itself within the German market with the Hamburg Süd Reiseagentur.”
As well as, ATPI is a specialist within the marine enterprise, i.e. reserving flights and connecting transport for sea personnel who must board their ships in or return residence from ports across the globe. Having a presence within the Port of Hamburg is subsequently of strategic significance to ATPI. Thus, the administration and roughly 55 staff of the journey company will likely be retained and ATPI is dedicated to retaining and rising the variety of staff. In consequence, each the top quality of service and the contact individuals for the journey company’s prospects will stay unchanged.
The Hamburg Süd Reiseagentur can even proceed to be a member of the Lufthansa Metropolis Middle community, through which it is among the prime 5 journey companies in Germany by way of turnover. The journey and tourism workplace of the Hamburg Süd Reiseagentur, positioned on Burchardplatz in Hamburg’s metropolis centre, can even be a part of the acquisition. Nonetheless, the majority of the Hamburg Süd Reiseagentur’s turnover is generated in journey administration for big company prospects.
Headquartered in London and with greater than 100 places of work in 66 international locations, ATPI employs greater than 1,300 individuals worldwide. “The Hamburg area has been a strategic precedence for ATPI, and we’re delighted to have discovered the correct accomplice on the proper time. Our Nordic marine companies in Norway and Denmark, and Southern European marine companies in Greece and Cyprus have all highlighted the must be bodily current in Hamburg.
The company workers and information of these workers based mostly on their historic possession was a crucial requirement for ATPI. We have been significantly impressed with the company consumer base of Hamburg Süd Reiseagentur and consider current shoppers will profit from the expanded world attain of the ATPI footprint together with extra know-how options,” says Adam Knights, Regional Managing Director Europe & Center East at ATPI.
Sea Information, March 5