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November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

New Director BLG AUTOMOBILE

The Supervisory Board of BREMER LAGERHAUS-GESELLSCHAFT –Aktiengesellschaft von 1877– appointed Andrea Eck as Director of the AUTOMOBILE Division of BLG LOGISTICS GROUP AG & Co. KG at its last meeting.

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–.

April 2016

50 Years Later and Still Going Strong

May 5, 1966 is a historic date: the dawn of the era of containerized transport in Germany. 50 years ago on this date, the first dedicated container ship was unloaded at Bremen’s Überseehafen by Bremer Lagerhaus-Gesellschaft (today BLG Logistics). Since then, containerization has gone on to revolutionize global trade and transport, and also helped to enable Germany to become an export powerhouse. The idea was as simple as it was revolutionary: cargo packed in a standardized steel box could be transferred to any transportation mode anywhere in the world. The standardization of processes accelerated the global transport chain and made globalization possible. In Germany, Bremer Lagerhaus-Gesellschaft pioneered this process. Although many players in the shipping and transport industries initially viewed the new steel box with skepticism, BLG’s management grasped the potential early on. Over time, the pioneer became one of the world’s largest shipping line-independent container terminal operators, the EUROGATE Group. EUROGATE was founded in 1999 as a joint venture of the container divisions of BLG Logistics, Bremen, and Hamburg-based EUROKAI, and is today active in eleven seaports in Germany and Europe, including Wilhelmshaven, Germany’s only deep-water port. As container cargos boomed, container handling was relocated from Bremen to Bremerhaven. Today, Bremerhaven is Europe’s fourth largest container port. Over 100 million standard containers (TEU) have been handled here to date. Under the patronage of Martin Günthner, Bremen’s Senator for Economy, Labor and Ports, BLG Logistics and EUROGATE will celebrate this historic event “50 Years of Container Handling in Germany” on May 4, 2016 at the BLG Forum, Bremen. This anniversary event is also supported by the port management company bremenports and other enterprises.

BLG LOGISTICS closes 2015 financial year on a solid foundation

  • Group sales rise again: 938.6 million euros
  • Increasing sales in all three divisions
  • EBT nearly at previous year’s level: 29.7 million euros
  • CONTRACT Division establishes new Fashion Logistics segment

The Board of Management of BLG LOGISTICS presented the results of the past financial year at its balance sheet press conference in Bremen on April 20, 2016. CEO Frank Dreeke was satisfied “because we again managed to successfully continue the targeted growth course in 2015 and also increased sales compared to the previous year. The operating result of the BLG Group is nearly at the previous year’s level. In our assessment the economic situation of the BLG Group is stable, but shows potential for improvement.”

International accolade: BLG and engelbert strauss receive ELA Award

BLG LOGISTICS together with its partner engelbert strauss is the winner of the European Logistics Award of the European Logistics Association (ELA). After winning the 2015 German Award for Supply Management for the project entitled “Stargate junction – logistics at the interface between humans and robots”, the two companies have now received distinction for this project at the European level, too. Thomas Krüger, Managing Director of BLG Handelslogistik, and Matthias Fischer, Head of Operational Projects at engelbert strauss, received the coveted award in Brussels yesterday evening.

March 2016

BLG receives BMW in Bremerhaven

Last week the new General Manager Plant Dispatch and Vehicle Distribution of the BMW Group, Peter Hörndlein, personally got an idea of the important distribution logistics site for the BMW Group for the first time. Mathias Wellbrock’s successor along with Dr. Ulrich Wieland, Vice President Vehicle Distribution and Vehicle Distribution Center as well as Sandra Reichenauer, Vehicle Distribution Railway Europe and Northern Ports, visited the BLG Auto Terminal Bremerhaven.