December 2018

SecProPort project gets under way

To a growing extent, modern seaports and inland ports are controlled by IT systems. In this context the smooth exchange of information between port stakeholders is crucial from a business perspective. Even the briefest system downtimes can give rise to substantial financial losses. Within the framework of a new project codenamed SecProPort, which has attracted a subsidy of around 2.8 million euros from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), an industry and research consortium is developing a security architecture to comprehensively protect port logistics against cyber attacks.

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September 2018

July 2018

BLG to hire 400 new employees in Logistics Center Bremen

For its Logistics Center Bremen, BLG LOGISTICS is seeking packers (m/f) and industrial truck drivers for auto parts logistics (m/f) as from now. The 400 new jobs break down into 300 part-time and 100 full-time contracts. Most of the new employees will receive a permanent contract, while a small number will be limited to 24 months.

June 2018

BLG magazine wins European gold

nord°licht, the customer magazine from BLG LOGISTICS, won a gold award in Vienna yesterday. Attracting more than 700 entries, the Best of Content Marketing Award is Europe's largest competition for this kind of corporate communications.

May 2018

BLG starts up new logistics center for Siemens gas turbines

Last week BLG LOGISTICS officially started operations in its new, state-of-the-art logistics center in Falkensee near Berlin. The facility offers a logistics area of 22,000 square meters, 1,100 square meters of outside storage space, and 1,300 square meters of office space. The BLG focus here is on plant logistics services. The BLG team supplies the production shop of the Siemens gas turbine facility in Berlin-Moabit and its external location in Berlin-Siemensstadt.

BLG and EUROGATE at Breakbulk Europe in Bremen

The gates to Breakbulk Europe will be thrown open this Tuesday. The largest trade fair for project, breakbulk and High & Heavy cargo is for the first time being held in Bremen from May 29 to 31. BLG LOGISTICS and EUROGATE will be exhibiting in Hall 5 at Booth 1129, at the joint booth of bremenports.

BLG LOGISTICS: New Chairman of the Supervisory Board after General Shareholders Meeting

  • Dividend of 40 cents per individual share
  • Supervisory Board and CEO discharged with large majority
  • Supervisory Board elects Dr. Klaus Meier as new Chairman of the Supervisory Board

"Our company's doing well. That's because we've taken important strategic decisions. And because the management team works together seamlessly and with great commitment, keeping a firm focus on the future." With these words, BLG CEO Frank Dreeke today opened the 138th General Shareholders Meeting of BREMER LAGERHAUS-GESELLSCHAFT -Aktiengesellschaft von 1877- in the Congress Center Bremen before reviewing business year 2017. On behalf of the Board of Management, he thanked the 230 shareholders and guests in the room – who represented some 88 percent of the share capital – for coming. Then he presented his report on the listed company BREMER LAGERHAUS-GESELLSCHAFT -Aktiengesellschaft von 1877.

April 2018

BLG LOGISTICS increases sales and result on a challenging market

  • Sales increase to some EU 1.09 billion
  • EBT increased by 8.8 percent
  • Megatrend digitalization a major topic for BLG LOGISTICS

At the financial press conference on April 18, 2018 in Bremen, the Board of Management of BLG LOGISTICS presented the results of the past business year. CEO Frank Dreeke expressed his satisfaction: “In many ways, 2017 was a good year – in some aspects even better than expected. We increased sales revenue by four percent and the total result for our AUTOMOBILE and CONTRACT Divisions alone is more than EUR 1 billion.“

January 2018

BLG LOGISTICS creates 170 new jobs in Bremerhaven

On the basis of the works council agreement signed today by the works council of BLG AutoTerminal Bremerhaven and BLG LOGISTICS, up to 170 new employees will be hired at BLG AutoTerminal Bremerhaven in the next months. For the first time ever, about 100 of the new jobs will be part of a recently adopted part-time employment model that offers family and care-friendly shift times and a shift length of six hours.

Powerful future support by Robots when emptying containers

40-foot standard containers are the most frequently used sea containers worldwide. With internal dimensions of roughly 12 by 2.3 by 2.4 meters, they have a loading volume of 65 cubic meters and a cargo load of up to some 26 tons. Unloading these containers is heavy work, still mainly carried out manually in the world's ports. Now there are plans for an innovative robot to take over this job. The research is being carried out by BIBA – the Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics at Bremen University, in cooperation with development partners BLG Handelslogistik and SCHULZ Systemtechnik in Bremen plus FRAMOS in Taufkirchen near Munich. The new project is named “Interactive Robot System for Unloading Sea Containers” (IRiS).

Test

Sulla base dell’accordo dei lavoratori firmato oggi dal comitato aziendale di BLG AutoTerminal Bremerhaven e BLG LOGISTICS, nei prossimi mesi verranno assunti fino a 170 nuovi dipendenti presso BLG AutoTerminal Bremerhaven. Per la prima volta in assoluto, circa 100 nuovi posti di lavoro faranno parte di un modello di lavoro part-time, adottato di recente, e che offre orari attenti alle esigenze familiari e turni della durata di sei ore.

December 2017

Promoting diversity – BLG awarded Bremen Diversity Prize

This year's Diversity Prize went to BLG LOGISTICS and Bremerhaven Adult Education Center. The jury selected BLG for its systematic development of an organization that respects diversity. The prize money of EUR 2,500 will go into a project organized by BLG management trainees for a football championship for disabled players in Bremerhaven.

BLG: Surprisingly successful year for Bremen’s ports

“2017 was a good year for BLG LOGISTICS in many respects, and that will also be reflected in the earnings of the BLG Group,” declared BLG CEO Frank Dreeke at the Bremen State Press Conference on Ports on December 11. “Automotive handling in Bremen grew once more, the high and heavy segment handled more cargo than ever and the Neustädter Hafen port facility is rapidly picking up speed,” he continued. In the CONTAINER segment, represented by EUROGATE, BLG expects a steady or slightly reduced handling volume at its German container terminals as compared to the previous year.

Airbus, BLG LOGISTICS and Mercedes-Benz prepare employees for the digital transition

  • The project “CROSS” (Competence Rotation Over Several Sectors) promotes cross-sector exchange between companies in Bremen
  • Participants complete a three months internship in a partner company with the aim of enhancing cooperativeness and willingness to change
  • The exchange is scientifically supported by Jacobs University
  • The pilot project is to be extended to other cooperation partners after successful completion

November 2017

September 2017

BLG Implements Intelligent Planning and Controlling for Greater Effectiveness and Efficiency in Vehicle Handling

Where is anything at any given moment, and how can it be provided at the desired destination by the best means at the right time?  For instance, a vehicle to be loaded aboard a ship in Bremerhaven.  Up to now, this has mainly been a manual process.  But in future, the operational processes at BLG LOGISTICS’ AutoTerminal Bremerhaven will be controlled and planned with the aid of real-time status reports and mobile data acquisition. To this end, the research project “Isabella” has been launched in Bremen.

August 2017

BLG and Fenix confirmed joint long term strategy for cooperation at Port Bronka

After half a year of successful cooperation in handling of new cars BLG Logistics Group and LLC Fenix agreed on long term plans for joint future development of the business at Port Bronka in the Big Port of St. Petersburg. For the definition of the future strategy Elena Glukhova, representing the shareholders of Port Bronka, and Frank Dreeke, CEO of BLG Logistics Group, recently signed a Letter of Intent on joint projects and activities at the Port of Bronka  in St. Petersburg.

June 2017

BLG celebrates anniversary in Erfurt

At its Erfurt location, BLG LOGISTICS has been supplying services to IKEA since 1997. Having grown to a total floor space of 478,000 square meters, the Distribution Center Erfurt (DC Erfurt) offers the capacity for some 360,000 pallets. Goods are stored in 13 conventional warehouses plus one fully automated and two semi-automated high-rack warehouses. This makes the Distribution Center among the largest warehouse locations in IKEA's global distribution network.