Hapag-Lloyd has acknowledged the crucial
role Nigeria plays in its growth on the continent as the largest economy in
Africa and affirmed Lagos as one of the most important port cities in Africa to
Vishal Bundhun, Managing Director Area West Africa at Hapag-Lloyd, stated this while opening Hapag-Lloyd’s new office in Lagos on Tuesday.
According to Vishal Bundhun, “We are happy to welcome the new team and our country manager Florian Nittscher to the Hapag-Lloyd family! Via the Middle East India Africa Express (MIAX) and the Mediterranean West Africa Express (MWX), Nigeria is well-connected to the global Hapag-Lloyd network. With our new office, we move even closer to our customers in the region.
‘’Nigeria is the economic powerhouse of West Africa. With large oil reserves and a growing middle class, the country imports everything from industrial machinery to electronic appliances. Nigeria’s main exports are cocoa beans, cashews, and other agricultural products.
“Hapag-Lloyd has been expanding its
business steadily in West Africa over the past years”, explains Dheeraj Bhatia,
Senior Managing Director Region Middle East at Hapag-Lloyd. “Our new office in
Lagos will create further growth for us and will help us to even better connect
Nigeria to the world.”
In Lagos, Hapag-Lloyd calls at the ports Apapa and Tin Can Island. In order to offer its African customers consistently high service all over the continent, Hapag-Lloyd opened a dedicated Quality Service Center in Mauritius at the beginning of the year.