Trimodal transshipment and storage logistics

What we offer

From conventional cargo, all types of heavy lift and project cargo to the handling of finished vehicles, the specialized terminals enable the professional handling of goods and vehicles. We offer our customers all tasks from a single source, from consulting and planning of lashing concepts, competent technical advice for project cargo and heavy lift cargo to operational implementation.

Our services

  • Trimodal transshipment and storage logistics 
  • European terminal network for automotive logistics - transshipment, transport and shipment of vehicles
  • Breakbulk: worldwide loading after flexible storage
  • Stevedoring and lashing

BLG LOGISTICS' terminals are located on the sea, on rivers and inland and at more than 20 locations across Europe.

In particular, the seaport terminals on the coast serve as hubs and are export ports to overseas markets such as China, USA, as well as to Russia and Scandinavia. As import ports, these terminals provide all services for the European market. The terminals in Germany, Poland, Russia and Ukraine are an important link between production and customers and ensure smooth distribution. The terminals are interconnected via intermodal transport links by truck, rail or inland waterway.

This ensures end-to-end logistics chains to customers. For various industries, the terminals additionally offer a wide range of industry-specific technical services and the terminals have the best technical equipment for handling.

From consulting and planning of lashing concepts, competent technical advice for project cargo and heavy lift cargo to operational implementation, we offer our customers all tasks from a single source.

Services from the handling logistics sector

European automobile logistics terminal network - handling, transport and shipping of vehicles

With our numerous inland and port terminals, we offer individual and custom-fit solutions for interim storage throughout Europe. In Germany, we have 8 locations and a storage capacity of up to 500,000 units.

BLG LOGISTICS is the leading automotive logistics provider in Europe and has a network of seaport and inland terminals. In particular, the seaport terminals on the coast serve as hubs and are export ports for European vehicle production to overseas countries such as China, USA, Australia, South Africa as well as Russia and Scandinavia. As import ports, these terminals offer all services for the European vehicle market. 

Bremerhaven is the largest seaport terminal in Europe, handling around 2.2 million vehicles per year. We use state-of-the-art technologies to plan and control operations at the Bremerhaven car terminal. "Isabella" is the name of our intelligent planning tool, which can be used to see the current position of every vehicle on the terminal. All well-known car shipping companies serve Bremerhaven regularly and more than 1,400 car ships call at the terminal every year. For the automotive industry, our areas offer temporary storage for new and used vehicles as well as buffer areas for automobile production. We have both open and covered storage facilities. The offer is rounded off by adequate warehouse maintenance.
 
At the Bremerhaven RoRo Terminal, in addition to self-propelled or rolling units such as tractors, trucks, construction machinery or complete train systems, heavy cargo and breakbulk are also stowed and loaded onto trailers, for example gravity dollies or rail vehicles such as subway trains and locomotives. The BLG RoRo Terminal Bremerhaven is one of the leading terminals in Europe with a handling volume of around 1.3 million tons.
 
The terminals in Germany, Poland and Ukraine are an important link between production and customers and ensure smooth distribution. All terminals are networked with each other and have intermodal transport connections by truck, rail or inland waterway vessel. This ensures continuous logistics chains to the customers.

Autos stehen auf dem Parkplatz im Hafen
Bremerhaven car terminal from BLG LOGISTICS
Autoterminal in Cuxhaven
The Cuxhaven car terminal
Zwei Schiffe liegen im Hafen
Breakbulk terminal with trimodal transport connection

Breakbulk: worldwide loading after flexible storage

Neustädter Hafen in Bremen is Europe’s largest terminal for general and heavy cargo. It offers quick access to and from the port, recipients and shippers in the industrial regions of Germany. The port is very well connected to the European road, rail and waterway networks. Cargoes from ports in Scandinavia arrive in Bremen on scheduled feeder ships or motor coasters for transshipment to destinations across the globe.

Neustädter Hafen in Bremen handles cargoes with unit weights of more than 200 t with mobile harbor cranes, and transports them within the terminal by way of a translifter. The port facility offers about 450,000 square meters of outdoor storage and operational space as well as a covered warehousing area of around 240,000 square meters. The goods handled by the port encompass practically every conceivable item in the following categories:

  • Steel products (tubes, coils, sheet, slabs, girders etc.)
  • Forestry products (paper, pulp, lumber and timbers etc.)
  • Plant/machinery (general and heavy cargo, rolling stock and road vehicles etc.)

Freight handling logistics optimized by precarriage and onward carriage

We offer expert support services for large and heavy cargoes and pre-transport assembly and post-transport dismantling operations. On your behalf we can also develop and deliver customized transport solutions – together with covered storage facilities if required.

For your high & heavy logistics
For your high & heavy logistics
Mobile cranes in port
Expertise in port logistics

Stevedoring and lashing

In Bremen and Bremerhaven, we offer break bulk and ro-ro shipping lines stevedoring and lashing work from one source to secure cargo on board their vessels ready for any sea voyage. We can also take care of seaworthy packing on request. In Bremen and Bremerhaven we have been working with reputable shipping lines for many years. Our special expertise: At AutoTerminal Bremerhaven and on board ship, we work for the world's largest ro-ro shipping lines.

Our experts stow your break bulk cargo securely and professionally – whether valuable steel products, easily damaged forestry products and project cargo or high & heavy cargo such as trucks, trains, construction machinery or other heavy goods.

Our technical and nautical experts give you specific advice on stowage planning, lashing concepts and seaworthy packing of your cargo.

  • Arrangement of pre-carriage and onward carriage 
  • Seaworthy packing
  • Securing cargo on board
  • Port forwarding services (BHT etc.) 
  • Customs clearance
  • Ship clearance
  • Tallying Forwarding Customs clearance
  • Export declarations (AES) Stowage inspection 
  • Forwarding procedure using NCTS

Other logistics services