Captain Hans Trey, Instructor
Hans worked 45 years for Hapag-Lloyd, 15 years as Director and Vice President. His responsibilities encompassed Dangerous Goods, M&R Claims, Terminal Contracts and Quality, including ISO Certifications. He has served as Navigation Officer, Training Officer, Cargo Officer, Chief Officer and became Master at 32 years of age and was employed on all vessel types and trades of the line. Capt. Trey founded Hapag-Lloyd's Dangerous Goods Department, the first dangerous goods department of any European steamship line, which rapidly developed into a world-wide group of highly specialized experts. During his DG tenure, he was also an official member of the German delegation to the International Maritime Organization in London, developing the IMDG Code for containerized cargoes. From 1986 until his retirement, Hans was transferred to Hapag-Lloyd’s Headquarters in the United States where he was responsible for developing and introducing the Hazardous Materials Training Program for Hazmat employees. He regularly trained, together with his Hazmat Team about 400 employees and agents in the US, Canada, South America and the Caribbean Islands. Since working with Currie Associates Capt. Trey continues to bring professional dangerous goods training to the maritime industry in Asia, South American and throughout the world.
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