Maximilian Harmstorf

Director Business Development



  • In February 2017, HANSA HEAVY LIFT appointed Maximilian as the Director of Business Development which comprises of Tenders, Project Management, Research, Marketing and Systems
  • With intensifying demand for project management competence within HANSA HEAVY LIFT, he headed a newly established division in October 2016. The focus was on the building of project management skills and execution within the firm
  • In 2015 Maximilian transitioned to his hometown Hamburg and took over the operational and commercial responsibility for the EMEA team as a head of EMEA
  • He joined HANSA HEAVY LIFT in 2014 as a Senior Chartering Manager based in Singapore
  • Before joining HANSA HEAVY LIFT, Maximilian spent over eight years in Asia working with a variety of shipping brokerages and owners and his roles included General Manager of Hartmann Shipping
  • From 2000-2007 he was the owner of two companies in Hamburg, Germany
  • Education: Studied Economics at the University of Hamburg and FH Wedel