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Challenging Times

In January, Hansa Meyer Global’s “Engineering Sustainable Transports of Tomorrow” concept was honoured with the “BHV Project Logistics Award”. Despite all the elation, the Bremen-based company has mixed feelings about the current global situation.

Low-pressure system Bernd caused extensive damage

Low-pressure system Bernd caused extensive damage

Global warming has been causing more and more natural disasters over the years, resulting in insurers and reinsurers facing mounting costs. As a result of this development, Allianz – a German multinational financial services company – is increasingly focussing on risk advice as well as on a more appropriate distribution of costs.

Green pioneer

Green pioneer

EKB Container Logistik is a company often referred to in the industry as the “Greens”. This is not only because the company logo is green but also due to the climate and environmental protection concept they implement in their day-to-day business.

Off to new shores!

Off to new shores!

Automotive logistics company MOSOLF is tapping into a new field of business, port logistics, with a particular focus on Wilhelmshaven and Cuxhaven.

TAILWIND BOOSTING GIRL POWER

TAILWIND BOOSTING GIRL POWER

Increasing women’s visibility and promoting them in the shipping, trade and logistics industries are just two of the initiatives that the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) champion as part of their cause. The international networking organisation enjoys wide support for this cause, such as the senator’s reception for the “2nd International Day for Women in Maritime” held in Hamburg City Hall on 31 May.

AI on the rise

AI on the rise

July 2022 marked the official launch of the Transfer Centre for Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the Bremen and Bremerhaven sites. The centre has since not only raised awareness of AI among the general public by organising such events, rather it has also supported local small and medium-sized companies in implementing AI technologies. The main goal, however, is to use networking activities to strengthen and expand Bremen’s AI ecosystem. The centre is funded by the Senator for Economic Affairs, Labour and Europe.

A tactical regional and global strategy

A tactical regional and global strategy

Zufall Logistics Group, the market leader from Göttingen, is firmly rooted in southern Lower Saxony, northern and eastern Hesse, and Thuringia. With overland transport, air and sea freight, logistics, customs services, contract logistics and Night Express, the logistics player relies on strong regions, strong services and strong headquarters.

Logistics as part of the solution

Logistics as part of the solution

How can globalisation be made to be both sustainable and prosperous? This is one of the core questions being addressed at the Kühne Center for Sustainable Trade and Logistics in Zurich.

East Frisia’s “special catamaran”

East Frisia’s “special catamaran”

Ostfriesische Volksbank runs its shipping activities like a catamaran – with two distinct hulls. The first hull is its maritime shipping department and the second is its branch office, Bank für Schifffahrt, which acts as a specialist financier for inland waterway transport.

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.

Challenging Times

Challenging Times

In January, Hansa Meyer Global’s “Engineering Sustainable Transports of Tomorrow” concept was honoured with the “BHV Project Logistics Award”. Despite all the elation, the Bremen-based company has mixed feelings about the current global situation.

Low-pressure system Bernd caused extensive damage

Low-pressure system Bernd caused extensive damage

Global warming has been causing more and more natural disasters over the years, resulting in insurers and reinsurers facing mounting costs. As a result of this development, Allianz – a German multinational financial services company – is increasingly focussing on risk advice as well as on a more appropriate distribution of costs.

Green pioneer

Green pioneer

EKB Container Logistik is a company often referred to in the industry as the “Greens”. This is not only because the company logo is green but also due to the climate and environmental protection concept they implement in their day-to-day business.

Off to new shores!

Off to new shores!

Automotive logistics company MOSOLF is tapping into a new field of business, port logistics, with a particular focus on Wilhelmshaven and Cuxhaven.

TAILWIND BOOSTING GIRL POWER

TAILWIND BOOSTING GIRL POWER

Increasing women’s visibility and promoting them in the shipping, trade and logistics industries are just two of the initiatives that the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) champion as part of their cause. The international networking organisation enjoys wide support for this cause, such as the senator’s reception for the “2nd International Day for Women in Maritime” held in Hamburg City Hall on 31 May.

AI on the rise

AI on the rise

July 2022 marked the official launch of the Transfer Centre for Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the Bremen and Bremerhaven sites. The centre has since not only raised awareness of AI among the general public by organising such events, rather it has also supported local small and medium-sized companies in implementing AI technologies. The main goal, however, is to use networking activities to strengthen and expand Bremen’s AI ecosystem. The centre is funded by the Senator for Economic Affairs, Labour and Europe.

A tactical regional and global strategy

A tactical regional and global strategy

Zufall Logistics Group, the market leader from Göttingen, is firmly rooted in southern Lower Saxony, northern and eastern Hesse, and Thuringia. With overland transport, air and sea freight, logistics, customs services, contract logistics and Night Express, the logistics player relies on strong regions, strong services and strong headquarters.

Logistics as part of the solution

Logistics as part of the solution

How can globalisation be made to be both sustainable and prosperous? This is one of the core questions being addressed at the Kühne Center for Sustainable Trade and Logistics in Zurich.

East Frisia’s “special catamaran”

East Frisia’s “special catamaran”

Ostfriesische Volksbank runs its shipping activities like a catamaran – with two distinct hulls. The first hull is its maritime shipping department and the second is its branch office, Bank für Schifffahrt, which acts as a specialist financier for inland waterway transport.

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.