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Imperial Logistics standardises transport management

Duisburg. Improved efficiency, cost controls and visibility are among the benefits that Imperial Logistics clients will reap following the group’s implementation of a standardised transportation management system for all its road transport operations in Africa...


Imperial Logistics International expands Management Board

Duisburg. Adrian Kaczmarczyk (46) was promoted to the Management Board of Imperial Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG at the beginning of this year. As the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Kaczmarczyk will be responsible for the operational management of all...


Imperial: Change of CEO on 30.11.2018

Duisburg. Carsten Taucke (52), Chairman of the Management Board of Imperial Logistics International B. V. & Co. KG, has announced he will step down from the board and leave Imperial with effect from November 30 next year.


Imperial Logistics sells chemical service provider Schirm

Duisburg. Imperial Logistics is selling the chemical service provider Schirm GmbH to the South African chemicals group AECI Limited. The purchase sum amounts to about EUR 110.5 million. The competition authorities in Germany and South African still have to...


Imperial: Christian Berlin heads Road Liquid unit

Duisburg. Christian Berlin (32) has taken over the position of Director of the Road (Liquid) business unit at Imperial Logistics International. He follows in the footsteps of Steffen Bauer, who moved to become COO of the Shipping business unit at Imperial on 1...


Imperial reorganises its Dry Shipping business

Duisburg. Imperial Logistics International is reorganising its Dry Shipping business activities. Wolfgang Nowak (45) has taken over the overall responsibility for the Dry department in the Shipping business unit as its director. He will be supported by Andreas...


The Boettger Group takes over Laabs

Duisburg/Berlin. Imperial Logistics International is selling Laabs GmbH, Spedition, Hildesheim. The Boettger Group, Berlin, will become the new owner. Laabs, which will remain a separate brand, will be assigned to Fernlast Spedition GmbH & Co. KG, part of the...


Imperial Christens Two Gas Tankers

Duisburg - In the presence of about 100 guests, Imperial Logistics International christened two new gas tankers in Duisburg on September 14th. “Imperial Gas 92” and “Imperial Gas 93” (each 110 meters long and 11.45 meters wide) will be used for transporting...


Strong growth at Imperial

Duisburg, 31 August 2017 – Imperial Logistics, consisting of the three sub-divisions of South Africa, African Regions and International, concluded its 2016/2017 financial year, which ended on 30 June 2017, with an increase in operating profits of ZAR 2.8...


100 years of NVG

Hanover – 28 August 2017 Niedersächsische Verfrachtungsgesellschaft mbH (NVG) celebrated its centenary in Hanover on Saturday last week (26 August). “We’re here to celebrate NVG, a company that embodies inland waterway shipping in north Germany,” said Ingelore...


Imperial manages sequencing centre for Audi

Ingolstadt. Imperial Logistics International will manage the sequencing centre for AUDI AG in building T at the Logistics and Goods Transport Center in Ingolstadt from the end of August onwards.


Imperial: new dangerous goods warehouse in Münster

Münster. Imperial Logistics International is launching operations at a new dangerous goods warehouse in Münster. 9,000 square metres of logistics, technical and office space are available at the new business location on the Hansa-BusinessPark near the A1/A43...


Imperial stores special chemicals at refrigerated centres

Mannheim/Duisburg. Producers from the chemical industry, the chemical trade and the pharmaceutical industry will in future have new opportunities to store special products at the dangerous goods warehouses operated by Imperial at temperatures between 2° C and...


Adrian Kaczmarczyk new division COO at Imperial

Duisburg – Adrian Kaczmarczyk (45) took over the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Imperial Transport Solutions division on 1 May this year. The graduate engineer was previously Vice President Global Supply Chain in the Adhesive Technologies...


Van den Anker successfully integrated

The Dutch chemical logistics specialist, Van den Anker, which Imperial took over at the end of 2015, has now been incorporated in the Imperial Group as regards its name too with effect from 1 April 2017. The Dutch company, Distributiecentrum Van den Anker...


Imperial and Sincero set up a joint venture in China

Shanghai. Imperial and the Chinese conglomerate Sincero have set up a joint venture. The partners will offer OEM automobile manufacturers operating in China integrated logistics solutions through the joint company known as Imperial Sincero (Shanghai)...


Imperial takes over fleet management for Bomag

Duisburg. Bomag GmbH, which has its headquarters in Boppard and is the global market leader in compaction technology, has instructed Imperial Fleet Management to procure and administer its fleet of company cars. The contract covers a fleet of 150 vehicles,...


Imperial rewards first users of the IFMS

Duisburg. Cornelis Blonk (MS “Noordenwind”), Sija and Zeger Bouman (MS “Alpi”) and Dirk Verboom (MS “Amento”) are the first third-party contractors to have handled inland waterway shipping consignments with the help of the freight exchange known as the...


Imperial strengthens its position in Poland and Hungary

Poznań/Győr. Imperial Logistics International is continuing to enhance its position as a logistics and transport partner for the automobile industry in Poland and Hungary. The logistics specialist will operate the internal factory logistics for the vehicle...


Imperial Logistics in Africa takes over 70 percent of Surgipharm

Duisburg. Imperial Logistics in Africa is consolidating its position as a marketing partner for the pharmaceutical and consumer goods sector. As part of this strategy, Imperial Logistics is taking over 70 percent of the shares in the Kenyan pharmaceuticals...


Imperial and LMI Holdings set up joint venture in Ghana

Duisburg. Imperial Logistics in Africa has established a joint venture with the Ghanaian conglomerate LMI Holdings. Imperial LMI Logistics Limited (60 percent Imperial, 40 percent LMI) will market the logistics expertise of Imperial Logistics and the logistics...


Wijgula management team: Egbert Schelhaas succeeds Thijs Aarten

Druten (NL). Thijs Aarten, the Managing Director of the Dutch tanker shipping company Wijgula, which operates under the umbrella of IMPERIAL Logistics International, went into retirement on 15 December. His successor will be Egbert Schelhaas (51), who takes...


IMPERIAL appoints Michael Lütjann to the Management Board

Duisburg – Michael Lütjann (47) has been appointed to the Management Board of IMPERIAL Logistics International, which has its headquarters in Duisburg. He has been Chief Information Officer (CIO) at IMPERIAL Logistics International since August last year.


The logistics division at IMPERIAL continues to grow

Duisburg. The logistics division (Logistics Africa and Logistics International) belonging to the South African parent company, IMPERIAL Holdings Limited, concluded the 2015/2016 financial year, which ended on 30 June 2016, with operating profits amounting to...


Uwe Öhlmann complements management team at NVG

Uwe Öhlmann (58) joined the management team at Niedersächsische Verfrachtungsgesellschaft (NVG), which has its headquarters in Hanover, on 1 August. He takes over the tasks performed by the previous managing director, Volker Streu, who has now left the...


MAN extends contract with IMPERIAL

Salzgitter. IMPERIAL Logistics International will continue to manage the MAN trailer yard at the latter’s business location in Salzgitter for at least another three years.


IMPERIAL to manage new central warehouse for BMW

Duisburg. IMPERIAL Logistics International has been awarded the contract to manage the new 170,000 square metres BMW spare parts warehouse located in Wallersdorf in Dingolfing-Landau Rural District. IMPERIAL Logistics International is able to combine its...


Oliver Schweers joins IMPERIAL

Duisburg – Oliver Schweers (47) has been managing the business at the Luxembourg company known as IMPERIAL Shipping GmbH and its subsidiaries IMPERIAL Pushbarging Lux S.àr.l., IMPERIAL Liquid Shipping Lux S.àr.l. and IMPERIAL Dry Bulk Shipping Lux S.àr.l....


IMPERIAL takes over Palletways

Entry into the express market for palletised goods


Duisburg – IMPERIAL has taken over 95 percent of the shares in Palletways Group Limited, which has its headquarters in Lichfield near Birmingham, from the British private equity company, Phoenix Equity...


The EVO Shippers’ Organisation presents award to Wijgula

Duisburg – The Dutch Shippers’ and Logistics Organisation EVO has awarded the prize for the best Dutch shipping company in the inland waterway shipping category to the tanker shipping firm Wijgula, which is part of the IMPERIAL Group. This is the first time...


IMPERIAL push boats travel to Paraguay

Duisburg – Two new IMPERIAL push boats set off from Rotterdam for their future area of operations in Paraguay on 13 May this year. The two vessels, “Herkules XVII” and Herkules XVIII”, which were built at the Veka shipyard in Werkendam (NL), were loaded on...


Jakob Hedén to manage the IMPERIAL branch in Shanghai

Jakob Hedén (36) is the new Managing Director of Shanghai IMPERIAL International Freight Forwarding Co., Ltd. He replaces Christian Berlin (30), who is returning to corporate headquarters in Duisburg after successfully working in China for four years; he will...


New tasks for Marc-Oliver Hauswald

Duisburg, 1 April 2016 – Marc-Oliver Hauswald (46) becomes Director Business Unit Shipping, Dry at IMPERIAL Logistics International from 1 April onwards.


IMPERIAL and SCHRAMM group sign cooperation arrangement

Brunsbüttel/Duisburg, 16 February 2016: IMPERIAL Logistics International, based in Duisburg, and the SCHRAMM group, which has its headquarters in Brunsbüttel, are intending to jointly market some of their services. The managing directors of the two companies...


HGK takes over logistics specialist “neska”

Cologne/Duisburg, 05 October 2015 – Häfen und Güterverkehr Köln AG (HGK) is continuing to expand its logistics activities. It has now acquired IMPERIAL Logistics International’s holdings in the “neska” Group.


IMPERIAL continues to record stable results

Duisburg, 26 August 2015 – The Logistics International division of IMPERIAL Holdings Limited completed the 2014/2015 business year, which ended on 30 June 2015, with a slight increase in profits.


New Site Manager at Schirm in Lübeck

Lübeck, 22 June 2015 – Dr. Carsten-Endres Sowa (50) has been the site manager of the chemical services company Schirm in Lübeck since 1 June this year.


New responsibilities for Henning Bosch

Duisburg, 13 April 2015 – Henning Bosch (53), Chief Operating Officer (COO) of IMPERIAL Shipping Holding GmbH, will assume responsibility for the new group-wide Operational Excellence Department of IMPERIAL Logistics International on 15 April this year.


Big Farewell for Gerhard Riemann

Duisburg, 3 March 2015 – On Monday of this week (2 March), numerous companions, colleagues, business partners and friends used the opportunity to bid farewell to retiring Gerhard Riemann.


New site manager at Schirm in Baar-Ebenhausen

Baar-Ebenhausen, 20 January 2015 - Christian Fabry (54) has been managing the business location at Baar-Ebenhausen at the chemical production services company Schirm since the beginning of this year.


Anniversary on the Jade River

Wilhelmshaven/Duisburg, 31 October 2014 October marks the 25th anniversary that the former PANOPA Verkehrs-GmbH took on production logistics and spare parts management for Krupp Industrietechnik at a new distribution centre in the former Thyssen-Schulte...


Management Change: Anke Bestmann Succeeds Robert Baack

Hamburg, October 23, 2014 Anke Bestmann (42) has been appointed Managing Director of IMPERIAL Liquids Barging GmbH. She replaces Robert Baack, who will take over as CEO at parent company IMPERIAL Shipping Holding GmbH on January 1, 2015. Anke Bestmann now...


As of 1 January 2015: Change in management at IMPERIAL Logistics

Duisburg, 27 August 2014 Gerhard Riemann (68) is retiring from active working life as planned, effective on 31 December 2014. As of 1 January 2015, he will hand over his positions as Chairman of the Management Board of IMPERIAL Logistics International B.V. &...


New Multi-User Warehouse in Wesel for Shop Furnishings

Duisburg, August 26, 2014 The shop construction specialist LEHNKERING Euro Logistics GmbH now offers new heated warehouse capacity in Wesel, which is specialised for the needs of retailers, affiliates, shop builders and their supplying businesses.


Transest Lux moves into new business premises

Managing Director Rémy Cieslewicz welcomes 50 guests at office opening in Schengen. Transest Lux, a company specialised in inland vessel and multimodal shipments, has finally moved into its new offices in Schengen.


HANSMANN opens new automatic small parts warehouse

Flechtorf, 10 Juni 2014 HANSMANN Logistik GmbH is opening a new logistics centre in Flechtdorf near Wolfsburg. In future the logistics provider will supply customer-specific cable sets from the automatic small parts warehouse. Currently the technical equipment...


PANOPA opens Plant Consolidation Centre for smart France

Duisburg/Hambach, 27 May 2014 The handing over of the keys marked the launch of operation of the new Plant Consolidation Centre (PCC) on the plant grounds of smart France SAS in Hambach, Lorraine. PANOPA Logistique France SARL will perform extensive logistics...


At transport logistic China with a new app and NVOCC licence

Duisburg/Shanghai, 21 May 2014 The IMPERIAL Logistics International Group presents a newly developed app solution that enables recording of logistics processes and possible damages as well as transmission of tracking & tracing data at the transport logistic...


Dirk Unterstenhöfer becomes new COO at Schirm

Schönebeck, 1 April 2014 Schirm GmbH, one of the leading production services companies for the chemical industry in Europe, is expanding its operating division and has created the new position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Dirk Unterstenhöfer (45) is...


Automaker contracts HANSMANN for plant logistics

Wolfsburg/Osnabrück, 17 February 2014 HANSMANN Logistik GmbH has received two additional orders from a well-known carmaker. The company will handle the in-plant logistics and manage parts supply to the assembly lines at the Wolfsburg and Osnabrück locations.


LEHNKERING Road Logistics starts transporting liquid gas

The LEHNKERING Road Logistics division is expanding its services and has now started transporting liquid gas (Liquefied Petroleum Gas or LPG). A new company has been set up in the shape of LEHNKERING Gas Logistics AB and it will initially handle the...


LEHNKERING builds new warehouse for dangerous goods

The district of Hedemünden in Hannoversch Münden will be home to a new LEHNKERING dangerous goods warehouse by April 2014. The chemical logistics specialist will handle warehouse, transhipment and picking services at this site for the vehicle parts wholesaler...


Logistics optimisation centre in Győr with PANOPA opened

Duisburg/Győr, 21 October 2013 The logistics optimisation centre in Győr, Hungary, where PANOPA Logistik Magyar Kft. now performs extensive transport and logistics activities for Audi Hungaria, was officially opened today. In the presence of around 100 invited...


LEHNKERING Chemical Transport continues its expansion course

LEHNKERING Chemical Transport GmbH (LCT) opened a new business location in Hamburg in August. The logistics service provider is using this development to reinforce its business activities for the chemical and petrochemical industry in northern Germany. The...


LEHNKERING invests in the latest generation of telematics

LEHNKERING Chemical Transport GmbH, the specialist for tanker transportation services for chemical products across Europe, has equipped its fleet of trucks with the latest on-board computer generation produced by Trimble Transport & Logistics. The V3 CarCube...


LEHNKERING Logistics N.V. obtains AEO certificate

LEHNKERING Logistics N.V., which has its headquarters in Antwerp, received AEO certification in mid-July. The Belgian subsidiary of LEHNKERING GmbH based in Duisburg, Germany, is able to provide simplified customs procedures within the 28 EU member states as a...


„Symphony in Logistics”

Duisburg, 3 June 2013 When the Who’s Who of the logistics sector meets in Munich from 4 to 7 June 2013, the IMPERIAL Logistics International Group will naturally be among them once again. At the joint booth in Hall B3 (Booth 201/302) the Group, including the...


PANOPA Group with a new brand identity

May 22, 2013 The PANOPA Group and all the affiliated companies are putting their trust in uniformity and are adopting a common brand presence. This will guarantee improved recognition in the competitive area, strengthen the mutual image, and generate trust. At...


Bosch awards commission new to LEHNKERING

Duisburg/Salzgitter, April 29, 2013 Robert Bosch Elektronik GmbH has contracted LEHNKERING Steel Transport & Services (LSTS) to manage its receiving operations for outsourced items at the Salzgitter plant. Under this contract, LSTS will assume responsibility...


A heart for children from war and crisis zones

Duisburg, 21 February 2013 The fate of girls and boys from war and crisis zones is of great concern to the employees of Panopa Logistik GmbH. The Duisburg company is therefore supporting the work of the children’s relief organisation Peace Village...


Panopa completes consolidation of spare parts supply for Kiesel

Duisburg/Stockstadt, 15 February 2013 Panopa Logistik GmbH, Duisburg, has completed concentration of its spare parts logistics services at the new logistics centre in Stockstadt am Rhein for Kiesel GmbH, one of the leading dealers for construction and material...


New shareholder of Lübcke Marine Assekuranzmakler

Bremen, 14 February 2012 Regent Insurance Brokers (Europe) GmbH, Bremen, is the new majority shareholder of Lübcke Marine Assekuranzmakler GmbH, Bremen, since the beginning of the year. The subsidiary of IMPERIAL Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG acquired...


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