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INVESTING FOR THE LONG TERM
Despite today's challenging trade climate, Hamburg Sud and its subsidiaries Alianca, Columbus Line and Crowley American Transport, are still making significant investments on behalf of our customers.
* Six new 3,800-TEU containerships are now operating on our East Coast Inter-American trade. Hamburg Sud recently announced orders for six additional vessels for its Europe - South America service.
* Hamburg Sud has ordered 2,300 new state-of-the art 20 and 46-foot high cube "Volumax" refrigerated containers, giving shippers more usable interior space than any other reefer box now on the market.
* We continue to invest in advanced data systems and networks -essential steps given today's heightened concern over cargo security and integrity.
* We continue to expand our global service offerings, giving our customers additional options and flexibility:
* Hamburg Sud now offers service between East Coast South America and Asia via South Africa.
* Columbus Line - a leader in North America/Australia-New Zealand service is adding links between Australia-New Zealand and Asia.
* Columbus Line's West Coast Americas - Asia service has added new Latin American calls at Corinto, Iquique, and Antofagasta, and Asian port calls at Yokohama and Keelung.
* Alianca's combination container/ro-ro vessels are serving project cargo shippers between the U.S. Gulf and Mexico, Central and South America.
Hamburg Suds affiliation with Germany's Oetker Group makes these investments possible. Their diversity helps smooth the economic cycles which can affect specific business sectors and provides the resources we need to sustain quality service for our customers.
Juergen Pump, Senior Vice President