A new management team has ­taken charge after a radical shake-up at the top of Hanseatic Unity Chartering (HUC).

A slimmed-down team has been charged with creating an “independently led organisation” ­focused on the chartering of more than 200 containerships.

Two managing directors have been appointed, with Mirco Erdtmann, 41, taking over the running of the Hamburg operation and ­Fabian Oelze, 33, heading a strengthened Singapore office.