In 2020, the Maersk Group has decided to combine the Hamburg Süd and Maersk brands under one roof. The pilot project was launched in Belgium with a co-location project for Maersk Line Belgium and Hamburg Süd Belgium. For our client, Maersk Line Belgium, we therefore carried out a stay or leave analysis in order to guide and advise them in the best possible way following this important strategic change: consolidate in Maersk Line's existing offices or move together to a new location.
Following the evaluation of the various possible scenarios and thanks to the expertise of our Real Estate Services team, Maersk Line Belgium took the decision to move to a new location together with the Antwerp colleagues of its subsidiary Hamburg Süd. Both companies will be located in a modern building in the "De Veldekens" office park in Berchem.
This building meets the requirements and needs of Maersk and Hamburg Süd in terms of facilities, access to public transport, accessibility and parking. This new lease agreement, as well as the integration of flexible working, also allow for space optimisation with a reduction of approximately 30%, compared to the situation before the move of both parties.
We wish them every success in this new chapter!