January 2019 - WCL

Market Insight: Q&A with Hans Willam

– lessons from 45 years’ experience in logistics

By Alessandro Pasetti

I had yet to be born in the early 1970s, when Hans Willam (pictured above), chairman of WCL Worldwide Consultants in Logistics GmbH, Germany, already had a few years under his belt in logistics, working for Swiss 3PL Kuehne + Nagel (K+N), the undisputed ocean freight market leader with over 4m teu shipped worldwide.

I asked Mr Willam to break down his experience over four decades – the changes he witnessed and what he has learned. Moreover, I have asked him to flag the major extraordinary corporate finance events of the past 40 years, such as deals – M&A or large capital funding – that have shaped the logistics industry forever and proved to be landmarks for others. Here is his story. […]