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Hapag-Lloyd presents its first quality promises and goals

As part of our Strategy 2023, we have set ourselves the goal to becoming the number one for quality among carriers. To this end, we have defined a set of ten quality promises for our customers, which we already presented internally in summer 2019. Today, we are taking another step forward by also unveiling the first three of these promises and our concrete goals to the public. Our first three quality promises – fast booking response, timely and correct bill of lading, and accurate invoicing – aim to ensure prompt and precise documentation for our customers. Seven additional quality promises will be launched gradually in the upcoming quarters until early 2021.

“Our quality promises will be the foundation of our partnership with our customers and pave the way for necessary quality improvements in our industry,” said Rolf Habben Jansen, Chief Executive Officer of Hapag-Lloyd. “The promises are formulated in concrete terms, make our success measurable and create transparency. In this way, we are offering our customers direct added value.”

Hapag-Lloyd’s first three quality promises and goals in detail

Fast booking response: Hapag-Lloyd has set itself the goals to issue booking confirmations within one business hour in 85 percent of cases and within eight business hours in 98 percent of cases. As a result, customers can benefit from more predictable supply chains.

Timely and correct of bill of lading: We have set ourselves the goals to sending our customers a draft bill of lading within four business hours in 80 percent of cases and within eight business hours in 95 percent of cases. In addition, we aim to provide the final bill of lading after one business day of vessel departure in 95 percent of cases. As a result, our customers can promptly receive a proof of shipment for forwarding to banks, insurance companies or customs authorities.

Accurate invoicing:
Hapag-Lloyd has set itself the goal to provide its customers with an accurate invoice for the agreed amount in minimum 97 percent of cases. As a result, customers can benefit from higher cost transparency. In addition, losses in revenue due to incorrect oncharging of transport costs can be avoided.

Making progress measurable
Hapag-Lloyd will also create additional transparency: With the new, internet-based quality promise dashboard, customers will be able to get an overview at any time of how Hapag-Lloyd is delivering on its quality promises. In the course of 2020, Hapag-Lloyd Online Business users will also get access to a separate personal area. Based on their own shipments, they will then be able to see exactly where Hapag-Lloyd stands in terms of delivering on its quality promises.