Hapag-Lloyd Opens Office in Senegal
Hapag-Lloyd continues to strengthen its presence in Africa. The company opened a new office in the West African country of Senegal, located in the capital Dakar. Hapag-Lloyd mainly transports nuts, fish, cotton and minerals out of Senegal. The imports primarily consist of chemicals, foodstuffs and garments. The country is connected to the global Hapag-Lloyd network by the weekly Dakar Express Service with transshipment in Tangier.
With the acquisition of NileDutch, a container carrier specialized 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 July 8th.
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.