The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) has announced that German multinational liner shipping company Hapag-Lloyd will invest $ 18 million in its new North American headquarters in Dunwoody, Georgia, creating 250 additional jobs in the Atlanta metro area.
“Hapag-Lloyd has transported people and goods around the world for over 150 years and is one of the most recognizable names in the shipping industry,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. Likewise, logistics are an integral part of Georgia’s economic prowess. From sea and rail to air and road, the state economy has long been tied to the movement of goods and people. We are extremely pleased to welcome one of the leading companies in the logistics industry to the State, joining a strong family of international companies that have made their home in Georgia. ”
Based in Hamburg, Germany, and with a fleet of over 250 modern container ships and a total transport capacity of 1.8 million TEUs, Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world’s leading liner shipping companies. Hapag-Lloyd currently employs more than 500 Georgians across the state. Upon completion of the company’s North American headquarters project, Hapag-Lloyd will employ more than 750 people in Georgia. GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson met with company executives in Hamburg during his economic development mission to Germany in November.
“We are delighted to be creating a new home for Hapag-Lloyd in North America,” said Uffe Ostergaard, president of the North American region of Hapag-Lloyd. “Our new headquarters will allow us to bring more of our team together, under one roof, to better serve our clients and expand the career paths of our staff. We look forward to growing and prospering in Atlanta. ”
The company will open its new 125,000 square foot head office at Three Ravinia in Dunwoody by summer 2022. With the new location and the new investments, Hapag-Lloyd will be hiring for careers in finance, human resources, IT services, etc. Those interested in a career with the company are encouraged to contact [email protected] for more information.
“We are delighted to welcome Hapag-Lloyd and their team members to Dunwoody,” said Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch. “We value our long-standing partnership with the State of Georgia and DeKalb County as we continue to develop the Dunwoody Perimeter market. ”
“Hapag-Lloyd’s announcement reinforces DeKalb County’s greatest strengths. DeKalb has a skilled workforce, is easily accessible to major highways and transportation hubs, and is a good business community for those looking to relocate or expand, ”said the President of Decide DeKalb, Dorian DeBarr. “The fact that this world-class, international company is making DeKalb its North American headquarters is great, and we look forward to the success and growth to come. “
Kristi Brigman, Director of Enterprise Solutions and Cyber Security in Global Trade at the Georgia Department of Economic Development, represented the department on this project in partnership with GDEcD’s European office, Decide DeKalb, Dunwoody Development Authority and Georgia Power.
With a fleet of 257 modern container ships and a total transport capacity of 1.8 million TEUs, Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world’s leading liner shipping companies. The company has approximately 13,900 employees and 418 offices in 137 countries. Hapag-Lloyd has a container capacity of around 3 million TEUs, including one of the largest and most modern reefer container fleets. A total of 129 liner services around the world provide fast and reliable connections between more than 600 ports on all continents. Hapag-Lloyd is a leading operator in Transatlantic, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Intra-American trade.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state’s sales and marketing agency, the primary agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, locating new new markets for Georgian products, attract tourists to Georgia and promote the state as a destination for the arts and venue for film, music and digital entertainment projects, as well as planning and mobilizing resources for the state for economic development. Visit www.georgia.org for more information.