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A holiday message from the CEO

– By Joep Hopman, 20-12-18

As the year nears its end, we enter a time of reflection and anticipation. CEO Joep Hopman looks forward to 2019 and shares a little on what you can expect from Heinen & Hopman in the year ahead.

There is a great deal happening!


How can we be of value for our customer? That’s the main question which is always on our mind. We want our products not just be good… we want our products and services to be the best.

Technology is opening new opportunities. This is why we are heavily investing in:

  • Automation
  • Digitisation
  • The internet of things
  • Connectivity

These are all developments that contribute to a better customer experience.

Green Christmas

Technology gives us not just prosperity and comfort, but also responsibility.

One of our journeys this year took us to Scandinavia, where we enjoyed spectacular views of the Norwegian shore. Unfortunately, the vista of the beautiful nature was marred by the black exhaust fumes of a passing vessel.

The climate is changing, and new regulations are starting to affect the shipping industry. You see it everywhere, from tankers fueled with LNG to electric ferries.

We plan to keep innovating and anticipating on environmentally friendly solutions. We hope that next Christmas will be even greener then this one.

Holiday greetings

All over the world, our employees are returning home to spend the holidays with family and friends.

On behalf of the entire management team I would like to extend a big thank you to all our employees, customers and other stakeholders. May you all have a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy 2019.