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Current publications

Reefer Guide

The Reefer Guide has been specially designed to provide you with a comprehensive guide to every aspect of temperature-controlled transportation. It is an invaluable source of information on such vital topics as recommended temperatures, ideal stowage patterns and optimum product handling prior to shipment.

Reefer Guide
Track & Trace Reporting

Track & Trace Reporting is a new online function on the Hamburg Süd website that allows you to quickly and easily generate individual reports according to various criteria and at any time. Track & Trace Reporting offers you many benefits.

Track&Trace Flyer
Pharmaceutical shipments

The transportation of temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals requires special care. In order to ensure the quality and integrity of pharmaceuticals along the entire supply chain, Hamburg Süd offers a variety of services to its customers.

Precision equals freshness

Find out more about fresh-air circulation and recommendations for ventilation settings for your cargo.

Make your cargo feel good

Ventilation is often confused with air circulation. But while ventilation means exchange of ambient air into the container via vents, circulation is the airflow within the container and through and/or around the cargo. Did you know that too much fresh air can actually harm fresh produce, like pumpkins, onions and seed potatoes during transportation?

Flyer ventilation circulation
Sustainability Report 2014/2015
Sustainability Report 2016/2017

Under the title “On a sustainable course”, Hamburg Süd reports on more than 80 pages about key aspects, successes achieved, and relevant developments in 2016 and 2017, based on the “Core” option of the new guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Hamburg Süd also refers to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. The content of the report was determined on the basis of a survey of various stakeholder groups such as customers, suppliers, NGOs, and employees. Environmental aspects such as oil spills, air emissions, and energy efficiency were particularly important to all stakeholders. Occupational safety and data privacy are also very important. Hamburg Süd has a positive balance on all issues. CO2e emissions were reduced further – by as much as 40 percent per TEUkm by the end of the reporting period compared to the base year 2009. Consumption and emissions are listed in a detailed environmental balance sheet. In addition over both years no oil spills or data breaches were registered company-wide.

Sustainability Report 2016/2017
Additional information relating to the Sustainability Report 2016/2017

Sustainability Report 2014/2015
Additional information relating to the Sustainability Report 2014/2015

Out of the Box - Break Bulk and Special Cargo
We think outside the box – Break Bulk and Special Cargo

Hamburg Süd not only transports cargo inside containers – it also has long-standing experience when it comes to Special Cargo and Break Bulk shipments. Large engine parts, transformers, trucks, entire subway trains or yachts – Hamburg Süd transports any type of cargo, whether it fits into a container or not.

Shipping your citrus in a cool & red style
Shipping your citrus in a cool & red style

At Hamburg Süd we operate our own full service offices in South Africa. The Reefer Teams at our local offices are all trained in Cold Chain Logistics, and also include dedicated citrus specialists.

Citrus for Export
Cool services for apples

The red or green crunchy apples are a popular and healthy fruit around the globe.
Learn more about how to transport apples in our modern reefer containers.