Black Lives Matter stirred up a dilemma for the president of Hapag-Lloyd America

Civil rights movement Black Lives Matter raised a difficult dilemma for Uffe Østergaard, president of Hapag-Lloyd America, in 2020 and constituted a greater leadership challenge than the coronavirus pandemic. Should he address it internally in the organization or not?

For Uffe Østergaard, president of Hapag-Lloyd America, 2020 has been one of the most challenging years, "but also one of the most rewarding years in many respects," he explains. | Photo: Uffe Østergaard

Most shipping executives would likely name the global pandemic as the thing that raised the most questions in 2020.

Uffe Østergaard, president at Hapag-Lloyd America, however, does not list neither the pandemic, bottlenecks in the market, remote working, crew changes nor high demand in the container market as his biggest challenge the past year.

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