The Deutsche Afrika-Linien/John T. Essberger Group of Companies was founded by the former Imperial Navy Officer, Commander John Theodor Essberger, in 1924. Today the Group consists of the Deutsche Afrika-Linien operating traditional liner services to Southern Africa, East Africa and the Islands of the Indian Ocean, and John T.Essberger with its dry cargo and ship management divisions. E&S Tankers, a joint venture between Essberger and Stolt Tankers, is the latest addition to the group.
As from 1 June 2022, all members of the DAL Team are happy to continue their well-known and proven Liner Services activities under the flag of Hapag-Lloyd AG.
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Rantzau Group expands Essberger Tankers and Dry Cargo - DAL liner service to South Africa sold to Hapag-Lloyd AG ...
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The Human Resources Shore department belongs to the Deutsche Afrika-Linien GmbH & Co. KG and is located in Hamburg. HR Shore is responsible for 220 employees, working in the administration of the Deutsche Afrika-Linien / John T. Essberger Group.We are always looking for highly motivated and well qualified employees.
Our company is only as good as our employees are! Therefore we are always looking for highly motivated and well qualified employees. We want to gain and retain people, who want to play an active part in our company, are willing to take the responsibility for challenging issues and who are able to change the bearing. We offer a supportive environment w here you can strike a new path and develop your personal and professional skills on a long term related basis.
Our HR Team in Hamburg has a deep knowledge of the tasks it is responsible for combined with a long working experience. We are always looking for highly motivated and well qualified new colleagues.
ECS – ESSBERGER CREWING SERVICES GmbH is based in Hamburg and is responsible for the Crewing of the vessels owned and managed by John T. Essberger & Deutsche Afrika-Linien. We offer qualified officers and engineers stable work conditions and good career prospects.
ECS – ESSBERGER CREWING SERVICES GmbH, is in a position to offer qualified officers and engineers stable work conditions and good career prospects. The senior staff presently serving on board have been with the company for many years. Within the next five years several of these senior officers are due to retire. This opens great opportunities for new applicants. Firstly they are in a position to be well trained by their senior crew, due to their vast experience on all kinds of chemical cargoes. Secondly the junior officers have excellent promotion opportunities, due to the clear commitment of ECS – ESSBERGER CREWING SERVICES GmbH, Hamburg, to promote new senior staff from within the pool of junior officers. ECS – ESSBERGER CREWING SERVICES GmbH, is one of the few German companies that offers it's seagoing staff not only a very competitive remuneration, but more importantly extremely favourable sea service times. ECS – ESSBERGER CREWING SERVICES GmbH, thrives to have permanent crew on board of it's vessels. On the chemical tanker fleet all officers and engineers serve in a two months on board and two months vacation scheme, allowing them not only to cope with the hard work on board, but also have sufficient leisure time with their families at home.
MTI Marine Transport Insurance Consulting GmbH is acting as claims and insurance consultants for and on behalf of inter alia shipowners, ship managers, charterers, cargo interests and negotiates the necessary main insurances such as but not limited to Hull & Machinery, P & I, Loss of Hire, War Risk etc. and handles all corresponding claims. It offers analyses on a regular basis and provides prompt advice in difficult marine insurance situations.