Safmarine moves headquarters to South Africa

As the international container carrier focused on trade to and from Africa, West and Central Asia, and founded in South Africa in 1946 we will relocate our head office to Cape Town, South Africa thereby returning to our roots.

Safmarine moves headquarters to South Africa

Safmarine was acquired by Maersk Line in 1999. Since 2012, Safmarine’s head office has been located in Copenhagen. The move is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

Committed to Africa’s flourishing economy

Success in Africa matters to you and your business. That's why you deserve a shipping partner with African expertise and knowledge of its growing market. Apart from giving you unmatchable transportation services, we aim to share with you relevant insights into African markets to help you grow your trade.

No matter where in Africa you are shipping to or from, Safmariners are available to offer you their comprehensive understanding of the local shipping and business environment. We have 48 offices across the continent where you can receive personalised, hands-on solutions for all your shipping needs.

“We are committed to Africa. We want to continue to support the development of its emerging economies. And in doing so open markets and provide opportunities for current and new customers. I am convinced that today’s announcements will help do just that,” Vincent Clerc, Chief Commercial Officer of Maersk Line.

Safmarine’s CEO, David Williams, will not only relocate with the head office, but also take over the position as Maersk Line’s Regional Manager for Africa (sub-Saharan) on 1 August 2016. “We have two strong brands in Africa: Safmarine and Maersk Line. In order for them to continue to be successful, we need to strengthen the local coordination. We believe this can best happen under one leadership team based in the region,” says Vincent Clerc.

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