Following on from its acquisition of NileDutch, Hapag-Lloyd is continuing to strengthen its presence in Africa with a new office in Senegal.
Located in the capital city Dakar, the new office officially opened on Monday (2 August).
Senegal is connected to the global Hapag-Lloyd network by the weekly Dakar Express Service (DEX) with transshipment in Tangier. Hapag-Lloyd mainly transports nuts, fish, cotton and minerals out of Senegal, and its imports primarily consist of chemicals, foodstuffs and garments.
‘Senegal has shown impressive economic growth in the recent years, and it has abundant natural resources,’ said 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.’
As previously reported, Hapag-Lloyd has recently acquired NileDutch, a container carrier specialised in the West African market, and officially took over the company 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 Center in 2020 on the island of Mauritius.