Mr Hansen, HOW WOULD YOU GENERALLY DESCRIBE THE REMIT OF YOUR CURRENT POSITION? WHY AND HOW DID YOU BECOME A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PORTS OF BREMEN?
My own small business, Claus Hansen Consulting, tries to help companies cope with most of the challenges relating to management and transport, whether this involves strategy development, planning and organisation, cost reduction or networking. A strong network enables us to make contacts efficiently and identify additional opportunities. I hope that I can offer this added value to bremenports and its many valued customers and partners.
WHAT DOES YOUR REGION STAND FOR AND HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE IT? WHAT ARE THE KEY INDUSTRIAL AND LOGISTICS SECTORS IN YOUR REGION? AND WHAT INDIVIDUAL REGIONAL CHARACTERISTICS HAVE TO BE OBSERVED?
Austria is a beautiful country, but unfortunately it does not have any seaports. We are dependent on the ports and countries around us – and on a highly efficient inland network. I am delighted that so many business enterprises, whether private or state-owned, endeavour to offer efficient intermodal solutions for our export and import businesses. We should all make an effort to shift traffic from road to rail, regardless of whether we represent the freight owners, freight forwarders, operators, shipowners or ports and terminals.
WHAT CONNECTIONS DOES YOUR REGION HAVE WITH THE PORTS OF BREMEN AND WHAT PERSONAL LINKS DO YOU HAVE WITH THE PORTS IN BREMEN AND BREMERHAVEN?
Austria is simply dependent on the ports of Bremen – and a few others.... While I was working for the Maersk Line, I monitored and helped to organise the foundation of NTB. That was a highly successful cooperation with Eurogate. I watched the developments at bremenports with pleasure and, in my position at Rail Cargo Austria, benefited from the infrastructure improvements. I feel “connected” to bremenports in a way and look forward to joint growth.
Claus Hansen worked at the headquarters of Maersk Line in Copenhagen for 31 years. In his last position, which he held until 2012, he was responsible for the global feeder network, inclusive of products to and from Bremerhaven. From 2016 to 2019 he was Head of Logistics at MOL Austria, a subsidiary of the Hungarian MOL oil group, where he was in charge of the entire primary and secondary distribution sectors and for 5 depots in Austria. In 2021 Claus Hansen set up his own business "Claus Hansen Consulting", which focuses on corporate management and transport/logistics. Hansen comes from Copenhagen. He lived in Sweden for 12 years and in Austria for 9 years. He is happily married to Dorthe, who also comes from Denmark. Hansen is the proud father of one daughter (27) and two sons (28+33). His hobbies include travelling and cooking.