March 1977 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

South Africa Awards Order Of Good Hope To Svend Hansen Sr

Svend Hansen Sr., chairman and founder of Hansen and Tidemann, Inc., ship agents, charter brokers, and related transportation services, was awarded the "Order of Good Hope" recently by the South African Government.

Mr. Hansen, who is Honorary Consul-General of the Republic of South Africa in Houston, Texas, where he is headquartered with H&T, was decorated recently at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., by Jeremy Shearar, Minister at the South African Embassy.

Prior to his appointment as Honorary Consul-General last year, Mr. Hansen served as Honorary Consul for 10 years.

The "Order of Good Hope" is conferred on citizens of foreign countries who have distinguished themselves in the mutual promotion of South Africa's international relations and world trade.

In 1936, with the late Karl Tidemann, he established Hansen and Tidemann, Inc. The company represents a variety of transportation services in major world trades and has 15 offices in the U.S., with principal offices in Houston, Texas; New York, N.Y., and New Orleans, La. H&T represents South African Marine Corp. shipping interests.

Mr. Hansen, a native of Denmark who came to this country as a young man, has been decorated by two other governments.

In 1963, he received Belgium's "Order of the Crown," and in 1975, he was given the "Order of Danneborg" by Her Majesty, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.

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