One of the world’s leading liner shipping companies, Hapag-Lloyd, opened its own offices in Morocco on Thursday, September 16 as part of its development strategy in the refrigerated container transport sector.
The international container transportation company announced the opening of more offices in Morocco to keep up with a growing demand as the North African Kingdom is an important platform for the export of fresh produce.
Morocco, being an important platform for the export of fresh produce, is part of Hapag-Lloyd’s development strategy in the refrigerated container transport sector, the company said in a press release.
Morocco also exports minerals, chemicals, textiles, and food products, especially to European countries, while its imports consist mainly of electronics, spare parts, and food products.
“The Moroccan economy has grown steadily over the last years. Many Moroccan shippers have already experienced Hapag-Lloyd´s services. With the opening of our new representation in the country, we strive to meet customers´ requirements for proximity and quality of service”, says Juan Pablo Richards, Senior Managing Director Region South Europe of Hapag-Lloyd.
Morocco is perfectly connected to the global Hag-Lloyd network by the port of Tanager-Med, which is a strategically important port for the entire logistics industry.
Last year, Hapag-Lloyd acquired a 10-pc stake in container terminal 3 (TC3) at the port of Tanger-Med 2. The Company has offices in Casablanca, Tangier and Agadir.
Hapag-Lloyd has a fleet of 250 modern container ships and a total transport capacity of 1.8 million TEU. It employs around 13,400 employees in 394 offices operating in 130 countries.