December 7 - Hansa Heavy Lift is continuing its global expansion programme with new offices in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), together with the appointment of a new commercial agent in Colombia.

The Rio de Janeiro office, which will support an existing company office in Sao Paulo, is headed by Marcello Marano, business development manager, and will focus on opportunities in the oil and gas and energy markets in Latin America.

The office in Dubai will be managed by Torben Ottermann and aims to take advantage of growing opportunities in the infrastructure, offshore, and oil and gas markets within the Middle East.

The global tramp shipping line has also appointed 3 Oceans SAS as its agent in Colombia, based in Cartagena and headed by Luis E. Cavelier, general manager.

"Latin America and the Middle East are both important markets for Hansa Heavy Lift and it is our aim to have expert teams with local knowledge wherever we are in the world," said Joerg Roehl, chief commercial officer.

"Our expansion into these regions complements our existing regional office structure and allows us to focus even more on dealing with any business opportunities locally and in real time, which ensures the safe and on-time delivery of our customers' cargo."



From left to right: Luis E. Cavelier from 3 Oceans SAS; Marcello Marano and Torben Ottermann.