Hamburg Sud opens own representation in Costa Rica

Hamburg Sud Costa Rica S.A., with its head office in San Jose, will be responsible for the group's container shipping activities in Costa Rica.

Monday, December 22, 2008

With the establishment of Hamburg Süd Costa Rica S.A., with effect from 1 January 2009, the shipping group is taking account of the growing importance of Costa Rican market. At the same time, it will further improve and strengthen the direct relations with Hamburg Süd's customers in Costa Rica.

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