Hapag-Lloyd Extends Habben Jansen's Contract to 2029

A Hapag-Lloyd containership
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Under the leadership of Rolf Habben Jansen, who has guided the company to its highest profits to date, Hapag-Lloyd, the premier container shipping line in Germany, has renewed his tenure as CEO.

Jansen, originating from the Netherlands, has held the helm at Hapag-Lloyd for a decade, with his renewed agreement set to last until March 2029.

Michael Behrendt, the supervisory board's chairman, praised Jansen's leadership: “Rolf Habben Jansen has been doing an excellent job for Hapag-Lloyd for almost a decade. During this time, he has continuously evolved the company strategically, significantly internationalised it and kept it safely on a growth course despite occasionally rough seas.”

Recently, Hapag-Lloyd achieved a milestone, becoming only the fifth shipping company in history to reach a fleet capacity exceeding 2 million TEUs. Starting next year, the company will diverge from its Asian counterparts in THE Alliance to form the Gemini Cooperation with Maersk.