History

2016

2014, Spatial separation of business segments

Within the scope of a strategic reorientation the business segments “Fruit” and “General Cargo” are separated also in spatial respect to enable a marketing of these products on a more individual basis.

While fruit is handled at facilities of the Portco terminal, the handling of general cargo is now concentrated at F/G-terminal.

 

2013

2013, New shareholder

Entry of the Dutch shareholder Ressenar en Partners B.V.

2008

2008, Holding company changes its name to Heuer Logistics GmbH & Co. KG

2008: From now onwards cargo handling in Bremerhaven is carried out by Heuer Port Logistics GmbH. The forwarding</br>company Heuer Transport Logistics GmbH operates branches in Bremerhaven and Hamburg.From now onwards cargo handling in Bremerhaven is carried out by Heuer Port Logistics GmbH. The forwarding company Heuer Transport Logistics GmbH operates branches in Bremerhaven and Hamburg.

2004

2004, A new strategic business

2004: With the handling of timber and other general cargo Heuer successfully acquires a new strategic business.</br>The knowledge and experience already gained in the fruit sector, can optimally be used for this new activity. With the handling of timber and other general cargo Heuer successfully acquires a new strategic business. The knowledge and experience already gained in the fruit sector, can optimally be used for this new activity.

2003

2003, Sale of the Heuer Group to the Dutch Ebrex Group

Through the divestment of company shares the Heuer Group is integrated into the Dutch Ebrex Group. Ebrex is actively operating in several European countries and has already acquired significant experience in the fruit sector.

2001

2001, Independence

2001: After a strategic management decision the BLG withdraws from the fruit handling business. </br> The Heuer Group spontaneously decides to operate both Bremerhaven-based fruit sheds</br> “Portco” and “F/G” independently.. After a strategic management decision the BLG withdraws from the fruit handling business. The Heuer Group spontaneously decides to operate both Bremerhaven-based fruit sheds “Portco” and “F/G” independently.

1998

1998, Heuer withdraws from cargo handling in the Europahafen Bremen

1998 From now onwards cargo handling is concentrated at the terminals located in Bremerhaven.</br> Spin-off of the logistics companies from the Atlanta Group for strategic reasons. Heuer ISG</br> Bremen and Hamburg as well as SSG Meyer & Co. GmbH Bremerhaven are part of the Heuer Group. From now onwards cargo handling is concentrated at the terminals located in Bremerhaven. Spin-off of the logistics companies from the Atlanta Group for strategic reasons. Heuer ISG Bremen and Hamburg as well as SSG Meyer & Co. GmbH Bremerhaven are part of the Heuer Group.

1997

1997, Foundation of the Portco terminal in Bremerhaven

1997: Foundation of the Portco terminal in Bremerhaven as a joint venture of the Heuer Group, BLG,  and the South African “fruit giant” Capespan.Foundation of the Portco terminal in Bremerhaven as a joint venture of the Heuer Group, BLG, and the South African “fruit giant” Capespan.

1993

1993, Reform of the EU banana market regulation

1993: As a result of the reform of the EU banana market regulation and the associated decline in import</br>volumes, closure of the fruit terminal Rostock. Setup of the new and more efficiently operating Heuer</br> fruit terminal in Bremen with the participation of Heuer ISG and BLG.As a result of the reform of the EU banana market regulation and the associated decline in import volumes, closure of the fruit terminal Rostock. Setup of the new and more efficiently operating Heuer fruit terminal in Bremen with the participation of Heuer ISG and BLG.

1991

1991, Inauguration of the fruit terminal Rostock

1991: Inauguration of the fruit terminal Rostock as a joint venture of SSG Meyer & Co. GmbH, and Seehafen Rostock AG.Inauguration of the fruit terminal Rostock as a joint venture of SSG Meyer & Co. GmbH, and Seehafen Rostock AG.

1984

1984, BLG fruit terminal Bremerhaven starts operation

1984: Operation of the BLG fruit terminal Bremerhaven starts at the siteof the present</br>F/G-shed. The 5000th reefer vessel of the post-war period is berthing at Bremerhaven</br>quayside. Bremerhaven is Europe’s largest port for the handling of bananas.Operation of the BLG fruit terminal Bremerhaven starts at the site of the present F/G-shed. The 5000th reefer vessel of the post-war period is berthing at Bremerhaven quayside. Bremerhaven is Europe’s largest port for the handling of bananas.

1981

1981, Company withdraws from shipping business

1981: Sale of the company’s own fleet of reefer vessels. Chartered banana reefer vessels are still </br>discharged in the port of Bremerhaven. Fruit shed facilities in Bremen are being modernized</br>„Flats“ to enable the handling of containers and “flats”. Onward-carriage is primarily done by rail.Sale of the company’s own fleet of reefer vessels. Chartered banana reefer vessels are still discharged in the port of Bremerhaven. Fruit shed facilities in Bremen are being modernized to enable the handling of containers and “flats”. Onward-carriage is primarily done by rail.

1970

1970, Handling of goods in the port of Hamburg

1970: The Hamburg-based competitor Olff, Köpke & Co. is integrated</br>into the Atlanta-Scipio Group which is at that time also the owner of Heuer.</br>Products of thisgroup are now being handled in the port of Hamburg, too, and</br>processed through a subsidiary of the Frucht-Spedition Heuer & Co.The Hamburg-based competitor Olff, Köpke & Co. is integrated into the Atlanta-Scipio Group which is at that time also the owner of Heuer. Products of this group are now being handled in the port of Hamburg, too, and processed through a subsidiary of the Frucht-Spedition Heuer & Co.

1967

1967, Foundation of the Frucht-Spedition Heuer & Co.

1967: Foundation of the Frucht-Spedition Heuer & Co., with the objective to take over activities of the </br>Schiffahrts- und Speditions-Gesellschaft Meyer & Co. GmbH (SSG) in the Europahafen Bremen.</br>In both ports Bremen and Bremerhaven cargo handling operations are carried out by the</br>Bremer Lagerhaus-Gesellschaft.Foundation of the Frucht-Spedition Heuer & Co., with the objective to take over activities of the Schiffahrts- und Speditions-Gesellschaft Meyer & Co. GmbH (SSG) in the Europahafen Bremen. In both ports Bremen and Bremerhaven cargo handling operations are carried out by the Bremer Lagerhaus-Gesellschaft.

1966

1966, First shipment of bananas in cartons

1966: For the first time bananas are shipped in cartons and not in bundles. From now onwards</br> bananas are no longer discharged manually, but by means of so-called “elevators”. For the first time bananas are shipped in cartons and not in bundles. From now onwards bananas are no longer discharged manually, but by means of so-called “elevators”.

1959

1959, Foundation of the Schiffahrts- und Speditions-Gesellschaft Meyer & Co. GmbH in Bremen

1959: Foundation of the Schiffahrts- und Speditions-Gesellschaft Meyer & Co. GmbH in Bremen.</br>Company’s activities primarily focus on the handling, declaration, and dispatch of incoming goods.Foundation of the Schiffahrts- und Speditions-Gesellschaft Meyer & Co. GmbH in Bremen. Company’s activities primarily focus on the handling, declaration, and dispatch of incoming goods.

1949

1949, First cargo of oranges arrives at Bremen in post-war era

1949: First cargo of oranges reaches the port of Bremen in the post-war period. On November 17th,</br>1949 the first banana vessel arrives at Bremerhaven after 10 years of interruption.First cargo of oranges reaches the port of Bremen in the post-war period. On November 17th, 1949 the first banana vessel arrives at Bremerhaven after 10 years of interruption.

1935

1935, Union Handels- und Schiffahrts-Gesellschaft mbH

1935: Foundation of the Union Handels-und Schiffahrts-Gesellschaft mbH as a joint venture of Scipio & Co.,</br>the Hamburg-based competitor H. Olff & Sohn, and the United Fruit Company in Boston, USA. Bananas are being shipped </br>on board of reefer vessels from overseas to the ports in Germany. First arrival at Bremerhaven on February 29th, 1936.Foundation of the Union Handels-und Schiffahrts-Gesellschaft mbH as a joint venture of Scipio & Co., the Hamburg-based competitor H. Olff & Sohn, and the United Fruit Company in Boston, USA. Bananas are being shipped on board of reefer vessels from overseas to the ports in Germany. First arrival at Bremerhaven on February 29th, 1936.

1924

1924, Expansion of the banana discharge port Bremerhaven

1924: Expansion of the Bremerhaven site as a banana discharge port. Cargo handling is carried out by</br>the shipping company Norddeutscher Lloyd. First discharge of a vessel on June 5th, 1925.</br>Bremerhaven is developing into Germany’s most successful port for the handling of bananas.Expansion of the Bremerhaven site as a banana discharge port. Cargo handling is carried out by the shipping company Norddeutscher Lloyd. First discharge of a vessel on June 5th, 1925. Bremerhaven is developing into Germany’s most successful port for the handling of bananas.

1902

1902, Foundation of the Fruchthandel Gesellschaft mbH in Bremen by Gustav Scipio

1902: Foundation of the Fruchthandel Gesellschaft mbH in Bremen by Gustav Scipio. From November 1902 onwards</br>renting of a fruit shed in the Europahafen Bremen. Goods arriving by steam ship, are transported both by coach and</br>rail. Handling operations are taken over by the Bremer Lagerhaus-Gesellschaft (BLG).Foundation of the Fruchthandel Gesellschaft mbH in Bremen by Gustav Scipio. From November 1902 onwards renting of a fruit shed in the Europahafen Bremen. Goods arriving by steam ship, are transported both by coach and rail. Handling operations are taken over by the Bremer Lagerhaus-Gesellschaft (BLG).