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Hapag-Lloyd opens Technology Centre in Chennai

Hapag-Lloyd opens Technology Centre in Chennai
Hapag-Lloyd has opened a Technology Centre (HLTC) in Chennai where a team of 180 IT professionals will develop software solutions for the maritime industry.

Housed in the World Trade Centre Chennai, HLTC will be operated as part of a joint venture between Hapag-Lloyd and the Indian technology company Solverminds in June this year.

Solverminds has been working closely with Hapag-Lloyd since 2017 in the areas of IT operations support and software development.

“In the Hapag-Lloyd Technology Centre, we will be bundling our strengths and competences,” said Donya-Florence Amer, CIO/CHRO at Hapag-Lloyd. “HLTC will thereby make an important contribution to our technological transformation. We are continuing to expand our global IT presence and to provide industry-leading software solutions.”

 “As a port city, Chennai has always been an important business hub and, in recent years, it has become a major centre for software solutions,” sad Balamurugan Palanivelu, from Solverminds. “All these factors – port, business, software – offer us the perfect environment for our technology centre and for developing smart software solutions. We look forward to intensely interacting with Hapag-Lloyd’s global IT teams.”

Chennai will become the third Hapag-Lloyd IT Technology Centre alongside Gdansk and Hamburg.