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A trained shipbroker and shipping merchant, Alfred Hartmann graduated in Industrial Engineering & Management and attained the Deep Sea Master’s license for deep-sea vessels.

Sailing in worldwide trades as Nautical Officer and Master, working as a newbuilding supervisor in Japan for two years and after that heading the personnel department of a German shipping company, in 1981 he founded Hartmann Reederei – today one of Germany’s largest shipping companies. In 2008, he assumed the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Hartmann AG.

“Germany as one of the leading maritime nations of the world, is dependent on a seemless global trade.

To create a stable and coherent international framework for the sucesfull long-term development of the German shipping industry, we need a global organisation like ICS that sets the international agenda for the global shipping industry, that mediates political bargaining, providing a place for political initiatives and acting as catalysts for a coalition-formation with maritime partner nations.”

Alfred Hartmann, Chairman Hartmann AG