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Full speed ahead – with a fleet of tugs and integrity

Founded in 1905 under the name “Fairplay Schleppdampfschiffs-Reederei Richard Borchard”, today, the Fairplay Towage Group is one of the leading towage companies in Europe.

Together, hybrid research is better

Together, hybrid research is better

At the Maritime Technical Centre Leer, scientists from the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Maritime Sciences at Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences and the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES) in Bremerhaven are jointly driving maritime research forward.

“Then we just go to them”

“Then we just go to them”

The coronavirus pandemic and the war in Ukraine can be felt everywhere. The daily work of the German seamen’s missions has also changed considerably due to the current global situation. Above all, flexibility and empathy are required when it comes to making appropriate decisions and giving its seafarers more than just a sympathetic ear.

The anchor in the Port of Emden

The anchor in the Port of Emden

Christoph Kolter has been port captain of the Port of Emden since last April and thus the central point of contact for shipping companies, customers and service providers in Germany’s universal port in the far west.

Partner for parts

Partner for parts

30 Audi and Volkswagen production sites in 13 countries on four continents have been supplied with vehicle parts from the logistics centre at Imperial Logistics International, part of the publicly owned Imperial Group in South Africa, at JadeWeserPort since 2019. Logistical flexibility was crucial here.

Trimodal competence in the ‘wet triangle’

Trimodal competence in the ‘wet triangle’

The name says it all: Trimodal Logistik handles the transport of goods between Bremen, Bremerhaven and Hamburg using road, rail and waterway modes of transport – with a clear focus on inland navigation.

Built on tradition

Built on tradition

Project freight company Logistics Plus Projects of Bremen was founded in 2018, but is part of the decades-old Drewes Group.

Anniversary for a port logistics specialist

Anniversary for a port logistics specialist

J. Müller is closely linked with Lower Saxony’s second largest port in Brake. But Bremen is another important location for the family-run company. The fact that the port and logistics service provider has a large, diversified portfolio may be one of the reasons it can now look back on 200 years of traditional service.

Under the orange flag

Under the orange flag

With the acquisition of Ipsen Logistics, the international freight forwarding and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss has repositioned itself in Germany. The locations in Bremen and Bremerhaven will continue to be of particular importance to the maritime freight business.

Change as a constant

Change as a constant

Since it was founded in 1990, Samskip has continuously expanded its service portfolio. The company, which started by providing logistics services around the island of Iceland, now offers transport and related services on water, land and air –all around the globe. In...

Logistics for tuk-tuks

Logistics for tuk-tuks

The globally active logistics service provider BLG LOGISTICS has been present on the Indian market for a decade through the joint venture BLG Parekh Logistics. There, it’s all about two- and three-wheelers.

Anchored in Emden, linked to Bremen

Anchored in Emden, linked to Bremen

Anker Schiffahrt’s roots lie in automotive handling. But in addition to seaport handling and terminal operations, the wholly owned Leschaco subsidiary offers a far more comprehensive range of services, including the handling of forest products from Finland and South America.

Half a century of trade

Half a century of trade

America, but also the equipment hub for all of Europe. Bremerhaven is one of the most important RoRo ports on the continent. For shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen, it’s not just an important hub for services to North America, but also the equipment hub for all of Europe.

From traditional to digital

From traditional to digital

Since its foundation 25 years ago, Weserport has been investing in infrastructure and has become the port service provider with the highest handling volumes in the Bremen ports. Now, with IT support, handling is set to become even more efficient.

“New wind beneath the wings”

“New wind beneath the wings”

The opening of Kühne + Nagel’s German headquarters will strengthen the Bremen location and at the same time continue the tradition of the seaport freight forwarding company founded there in 1890. Sustainability and the reinvention of the globally active logistics service provider are now the main focus.

Two pioneers of port cyber security

Two pioneers of port cyber security

Since last year, Jens Rohlandt and Jan Schirrmacher have been working for Lower Saxony and Bremen respectively as port cyber security officers – making them the first in Germany’s seaports. They talked to the LOGISTICS PILOT about their tasks and the greatest challenges facing ports in terms of security.

Together, hybrid research is better

Together, hybrid research is better

At the Maritime Technical Centre Leer, scientists from the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Maritime Sciences at Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences and the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES) in Bremerhaven are jointly driving maritime research forward.

“Then we just go to them”

“Then we just go to them”

The coronavirus pandemic and the war in Ukraine can be felt everywhere. The daily work of the German seamen’s missions has also changed considerably due to the current global situation. Above all, flexibility and empathy are required when it comes to making appropriate decisions and giving its seafarers more than just a sympathetic ear.

The anchor in the Port of Emden

The anchor in the Port of Emden

Christoph Kolter has been port captain of the Port of Emden since last April and thus the central point of contact for shipping companies, customers and service providers in Germany’s universal port in the far west.

Partner for parts

Partner for parts

30 Audi and Volkswagen production sites in 13 countries on four continents have been supplied with vehicle parts from the logistics centre at Imperial Logistics International, part of the publicly owned Imperial Group in South Africa, at JadeWeserPort since 2019. Logistical flexibility was crucial here.

Trimodal competence in the ‘wet triangle’

Trimodal competence in the ‘wet triangle’

The name says it all: Trimodal Logistik handles the transport of goods between Bremen, Bremerhaven and Hamburg using road, rail and waterway modes of transport – with a clear focus on inland navigation.

Built on tradition

Built on tradition

Project freight company Logistics Plus Projects of Bremen was founded in 2018, but is part of the decades-old Drewes Group.

Anniversary for a port logistics specialist

Anniversary for a port logistics specialist

J. Müller is closely linked with Lower Saxony’s second largest port in Brake. But Bremen is another important location for the family-run company. The fact that the port and logistics service provider has a large, diversified portfolio may be one of the reasons it can now look back on 200 years of traditional service.

Under the orange flag

Under the orange flag

With the acquisition of Ipsen Logistics, the international freight forwarding and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss has repositioned itself in Germany. The locations in Bremen and Bremerhaven will continue to be of particular importance to the maritime freight business.

Change as a constant

Change as a constant

Since it was founded in 1990, Samskip has continuously expanded its service portfolio. The company, which started by providing logistics services around the island of Iceland, now offers transport and related services on water, land and air –all around the globe. In...

Logistics for tuk-tuks

Logistics for tuk-tuks

The globally active logistics service provider BLG LOGISTICS has been present on the Indian market for a decade through the joint venture BLG Parekh Logistics. There, it’s all about two- and three-wheelers.

Anchored in Emden, linked to Bremen

Anchored in Emden, linked to Bremen

Anker Schiffahrt’s roots lie in automotive handling. But in addition to seaport handling and terminal operations, the wholly owned Leschaco subsidiary offers a far more comprehensive range of services, including the handling of forest products from Finland and South America.

Half a century of trade

Half a century of trade

America, but also the equipment hub for all of Europe. Bremerhaven is one of the most important RoRo ports on the continent. For shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen, it’s not just an important hub for services to North America, but also the equipment hub for all of Europe.

From traditional to digital

From traditional to digital

Since its foundation 25 years ago, Weserport has been investing in infrastructure and has become the port service provider with the highest handling volumes in the Bremen ports. Now, with IT support, handling is set to become even more efficient.

“New wind beneath the wings”

“New wind beneath the wings”

The opening of Kühne + Nagel’s German headquarters will strengthen the Bremen location and at the same time continue the tradition of the seaport freight forwarding company founded there in 1890. Sustainability and the reinvention of the globally active logistics service provider are now the main focus.

Two pioneers of port cyber security

Two pioneers of port cyber security

Since last year, Jens Rohlandt and Jan Schirrmacher have been working for Lower Saxony and Bremen respectively as port cyber security officers – making them the first in Germany’s seaports. They talked to the LOGISTICS PILOT about their tasks and the greatest challenges facing ports in terms of security.