All press releases

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.

May 2017

BLG takes over Kitzinger logistics group

With retroactive effect from the beginning of 2017, BLG LOGISTICS has taken over forwarding company Kitzinger & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG) as well as its subsidiary Arno Rosenlöcher (GmbH & Co. KG). Both companies have been well known on the market for many years under the umbrella brand KICO. Representatives of the two enterprises came together to sign the contract in Bremen on May 3. After takeovers in 2016, KICO is a key component in BLG's strategy of expanding its forwarding business.

BLG Welcomes Normed Line to Neustadt Harbor

Since mid-April, ships of the Normed Line have been calling at Bremen’s Neustadt Harbor. At the Terminal in Neustadt Harbor operated by BLG Cargo Logistics GmbH, they load double-deck coaches weighing up to 70 tones each, manufactured by Bombardier Transportation GmbH in Görlitz. A total of 60 coaches will be delivered by rail to Bremen in the coming months; from there they will be shipped to Ashdod, Israel, in multiple contingents. The shipping agent COLI Schiffahrt & Transport Bremen GmbH is responsible for shipment.

April 2017

BLG LOGISTICS increases group sales to over a billion euros

At the press conference on the financial statements in Bremen on April 5, 2017 the Board of Management at BLG LOGISTICS presented the results of the past financial year. CEO Frank Dreeke was pleased “because we were able to achieve what we forecast a year ago and managed to increase sales in all three divisions in 2016. The operating result of the BLG Group is slightly above that of the previous year. In our estimation the economic situation of the BLG Group remains stable, but is capable of improvement.”

  • Increase in sales in all three divisions
  • EBT rises to 30.8 million euros
  • CONTRACT Division expands Freight Forwarding segment

February 2017

December 2016

November 2016

BLG develops smart containers for the automobile industry

BLG LOGISTICS, jointly with Bosch, the Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics (BIBA), GS1 Germany and queo, won out in a technology competition of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy with a digital lighthouse project for the automobile industry. The project SaSCh – an acronym for “Digital services for shaping agile supply chains” – has been part of the “PAICE” support program, designed to provide major impetus for digitization of industry, since October 11. The focus of the project is on development of a cyber-physical system that digitally records the quality data of car parts in the supply chain. The official starting signal for the project was given in November.

October 2016

September 2016

June 2016

BLG expands international forwarding business

BLG LOGISTICS GROUP AG & Co. KG takes over FORTRAGROUP with retroactive effect from January 1, 2016. The two companies signed the contract in Bremen yesterday. The transaction represents a major milestone in the BLG strategy of systematically expanding its forwarding services division.

May 2016

BLG welcomes shareholders to 136th Annual Shareholders’ Meeting

“Blazing new trails, showing courage – that’s an attitude deeply ingrained in BLG’s 139-year history,” said Frank Dreeke. With these introductory words the BLG CEO looked back once again at the event of the century “50 years of container handling in Germany” at the 136th Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of BREMER LAGERHAUS-GESELLSCHAFT –Aktiengesellschaft von 1877– at the Congress Center Bremen on May 24, 2016. After that Frank Dreeke thanked the shareholders present, many of whom have been following BLG’s development and work for years, on behalf of the entire Board of Management and then reported to them on the listed company BREMER LAGERHAUS-GESELLSCHAFT –Aktiengesellschaft von 1877–.