Hamburg Süd is among the ten largest container shipping companies in the world. It was founded in 1871 and has more than 250 offices in over 100 countries. It has been part of Maersk, the global market leader in international container liner shipping, since 2017. TSL Australia is a Melbourne-based shipping agent able to organise great-value container transportation with this German company.
Hamburg Süd transports cargo in containers of the standard 20-foot and 40-foot length. Standard containers are 8ft wide and 8ft6 high. Like many global shipping companies, it also offers transportation in 40-foot high-cube containers which are 9ft6 high. Many of the company’s containers feature environmentally friendly renewable bamboo flooring.
Hamburg Süd also offers open-top and flat-rack containers which can be used to transport bulky and large cargo types. These enable the company to fulfil all your vehicle, metal plate, pipe, helicopter or heavy machinery shipping requirements.
This shipping company has gone to great efforts to reduce its carbon emissions, for example by redesigning customers’ logistical supply chains to make them more sustainable. It also creates a Sustainability Report every two years, which aims to deal with sustainability questions in the maritime industry. The company received the Global Freight Award 2018 in the Environment category.
If you need to organise shipping container transport for items such as mining equipment or farming vehicles, it may make sense to send this as container freight. Heavy machinery shipping requires a specialised freight forwarding provision due to the fact the cargo is usually bulkier and heavier than regular consignments. Often it is also expensive, so extra care needs to be taken to ensure it doesn’t get damaged. As your shipping agent, TSL is always available to discuss the various options with you.
In Australia, Hamburg Süd’s head office is in Sydney, with further branches in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Fremantle and Burnie (Tasmania). The company connects Australia with North America’s East and West Coasts, the Pacific Islands, Northern Europe, the East, South and West Mediterranean, South East Asia, India, Pakistan and New Zealand.
TSL is a Melbourne-based shipping agent able to organise international sea transportation for your company. We work with Hamburg Süd as well as the other leading global shipping companies to provide a comprehensive service that includes customs brokerage, warehousing and inland travel. As one of the best-connected logistics agents operating in Australia today, we can organise second-to-none international freight forwarding services quickly and easily – no matter how large your consignment is and wherever your final destination is. If you’d like TSL to organise shipping with Hamburg Süd on your behalf, don’t hesitate to get in touch via our website, through email or by telephone.