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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. […]

2. Neptune Cargo Network Meeting

2. Neptune Cargo Network Meeting in Shanghai 26.02. – 01.03.2018

Frieder Steinwarder, NVOCC-Expert within WCL had the chance to present to more than 170 participants from 65 countries the possibilities and advantages of a neutral NVOCC-Implementation. Especially considering the latest severe accidents the question of liability is getting more and more important. WCL is assisting Neptune Cargo Network since establishment and is offering to the ocean-freight-forwarder and LCL-specialists an extensive consulting in respect of risk-management.

Just drop us a message or give us a call whenever you want to hear more about our NVOCC-Set-Up.

The Official Aftermovie of NEPTUNE 2nd Annual Partnership Meeting

The new WCL Website goes online

Informative, modern and of course “responsive” – The new WCL homepage goes online!

We are pleased to present our new homepage with a more modern and sharper look. The new structure makes it seamless to navigate around the page while offering comprehensive information to all parties who may be interested. […]

WCL continues its expansion path

06/02/2017 – Press Release

WCL, a leading consultancy for the international transport and logistics industry, plans to expand its international business. For this reason Hans J Willam, who founded the company in 1999, has taken on board four additional shareholders who jointly founded a limited liability company (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung/GmbH). […]

WCL Growth in 2016 – 8 New Offices

02/01/2017 – Press Release

In 2016, the WCL Group (Worldwide Consultants in Logistics), headquartered in Grosshansdorf (a suburb of Hamburg, Germany), recorded a major geographical growth by adding 8 new representative offices […]