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MACS and HUGO STINNES will operate under their own brand in Spain from May 15, 2024

Thursday, 23 May 2024 | 00:00

MACS Maritime Carrier Shipping GmbH & Co, Hamburg/Germany (MACS) and HUGO STINNES Schiffahrt, Rostock/Germany (HSS), both owned by VINETA GmbH of Hamburg, Germany, will operate jointly under their own agency brand in Spain as from May 15th, 2024.

Under the name of Stinnes & MACS Agencia Marítima and based in Bilbao/Spain, this agency, in cooperation with former Hugo Stinnes-representative NOATUM MARITIME Spain S.A.U., will take over all marketing, sales and port operation activities for the two MPP (Multipurpose) Liner Services provided by the shipping companies.

Stinnes & MACS Agencia Marítima will represent the HSS SANMEX MPP Service from Spain/Portugal to Mexico/US Gulf vice versa and the MACS MPP Service from Spain (excluding Galicia) to/from Southern Africa.

For MACS, the Galician region remains under the agency of Comarsa, Vigo and Portugal will be represented by MACS’s own agency MCPAS with offices in Leixoes and Lisbon.
MACS has been represented in the Spanish market since 1983 by Vasco Catalana, Bilbao. In the past 40 years Vasco has developed for MACS the Southern African market with a lot of success and MACS is grateful for the great support rendered by Vasco.

The agency will operate under the name of Stinnes & MACS Agencia Marítima and is based in Bilbao/Spain.

Dietrich Scheder-Bieschin, owner of MACS Maritime Carrier Shipping GmbH & Co:

“With the inception of a MACS branded agency in Spain an era is coming to an end. Vasco Catalana has been a successful agent of MACS since 1983 and we thank the Arzaloza family and the Vasco team very much for their loyalty and support rendered to MACS in four decades.”

Jens Kroczek, Managing Director of Hugo Stinnes Schiffahrt GmbH:

We are very grateful that Noatum has given us the opportunity to operate in the Spanish market under our own name STINNES in the future. We are sure that this will further strengthen and grow the position of Stinnes with its excellent SANMEX MPP service from Northern Spain.“
Source: Port of Hamburg

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