Hamburg Sud opens offices in Guatemala, El Salvador

Hamburg Süd is one of the key carriers on the North-South trade routes by ocean transportation.

Monday, December 15, 2008


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Hamburg Sud Guatemala S.A., with its head office in Guatemala City will be responsible for the group's container shipping activities in Guatemala. The German carrier's long-time partner in Guatemala, Transoceanicas S.A., will continue as partner and port agent in Guatemalan ports.

Hamburg Sud El Salvador S.A de C.V, headquartered in San Salvador, will be responsible for the group's container shipping activities in El Salvador.

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