Christian Kruse joins Hellmann as our new Head of LCL Europe

The continuous growth and development of the Less Than Container Load (LCL) product is high on Hellmann’s agenda. Today, Hellmann is pleased to announce that effective May 1st, 2021, Christian Kruse has joined the Hellmann F.A.M.I.L.Y as our Regional Head of LCL Europe, based in Hamburg, Germany.

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Christian is a highly experienced Sea Freight leader with a career of more than 20 years, particularly in the LCL sector. For the last 12 years, he worked at Panalpina, serving as Vice President & Regional Head of Ocean Freight LCL Europe, following over 10 years at Dachser.

Having followed Hellmann Worldwide Logistics’s development over the last years, Christian is excited to take on this new opportunity and join a "well known company with a great reputation.”

In his new role, Christian succeeds Sebastian Schultz, who has led the European LCL product for the last two years and will be taking on a new role in our Global Sea Freight Business Process Management (BPM) team in mid-August.

"It is good to be back at a family-owned company with a solid foundation.”

Christian is looking forward to interacting with great people, and he strongly believes in our F.A.M.I.L.Y DNA: "It is good to be back at a family-owned company with a solid foundation. I believe that together with a great team, we can deliver value to our customers as well as excellent service.” His focus will be developing the European LCL product further on the basis of fruitful collaboration with our Product and Sales colleagues across the globe.

Henrik Schütte

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