Former Hamburg Süd chief executive, Arnt Vespermann, takes over the helm of the Offen Group from next year, report several media. He takes over from founder Claus-Peter Offen, who will continue as chairman of a newly established supervisory board.
Just as a wave of mergers and acquisitions has consolidated container carriers in recent years, the many German tonnage owners need to join forces. One of the premier personalities in German shipping, Claus-Peter Offen, tells ShippingWatch that he is ready to spearhead the process.
Consolidation continues among German shipowners with Hamburg-based Claus-Peter Offen and Offen Group's takeover of Munich's Conto Group. Following the transaction, Offen Group owns a fleet of 169 vessels.