Gerald Mayrhofer, Global Head of Sea Freight at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

Gerald Mayrhofer appointed new Global Head of Sea Freight at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has been able to gain Gerald Mayrhofer (42) as its new Global Head of Sea Freight. In this function he will be responsible for the global sea freight business from January 15 2019 and will report directly to Bart de Vries, Chief Operating Officer Air & Sea. In the reporting year 2017, the sea freight segment contributed around a quarter of the Hellmann Group's total sales and recorded profitable global growth again last year.

Gerald Mayrhofer can look back on over 20 years of professional experience in the international transport business. After working for Schenker in various management positions for a decade, he moved to Red Bull. As Head of International Logistics, the Austrian native was responsible for restructuring global transport processes, implementing new sea freight strategies and establishing new international logistics hubs. For the past seven years, Gerald Mayrhofer has been Managing Director of Senator International Spedition GmbH in Hamburg, where he was responsible for global sea freight, contract logistics, marketing, quality, and personnel development.

"With Gerald Mayrhofer, we have been able to gain a sea freight expert who not only brings international experience, but also a proven track record in the strategic further development of the sea freight business. We will continue to drive the solid growth of our sea freight business in the coming years by investing in digitization, systems and in our employees," says Bart de Vries, Chief Operating Officer Air & Sea.