Imperial: Christian Berlin heads Road Liquid unit

07.11.2017 – 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 February this year. Mr Berlin will report directly to Adrian Kaczmarczyk, the COO of the Imperial Transport Solutions division.

The native of Sweden previously worked as an assistant to the CEO at Imperial Logistics International and was responsible for implementing strategies and projects at Group level. Prior to that, he managed the Imperial business in China for four years.

Imperial has pooled its transport solutions for liquid foodstuffs as well as chemical products and liquid gases in its Road Liquid business unit. Approx. 600 tankers made of steel and corrosion-free and acid-resistant special stainless steel with between one and five chambers – some of them rubberised on the inside, insulated and with heating – are in service in its Chemical Transport business. The Liquid unit also has cleaning facilities at six business locations for transport tanks and intermediate bulk containers (IBCs). The main customers are major players in the chemical and petrochemical industries as well as companies in the energy production sector. The low-emission tractor units have the latest equipment in terms of technical security assistance systems and cost-effectiveness. Imperial was one of the first companies in Germany to have each new vehicle equipped with an alcohol measuring device and an immobiliser connected to it two years ago. Imperial makes use of a fleet of about 800 tank containers for transporting special chemicals on intermodal services. 

In its Food Transport section, Imperial specialises in temperature-controlled transportation for liquid and semi-liquid foodstuffs like fruit products, oils, fats and liquid sugar, for example. Heated tank containers are used for intermodal services and storage – as well as trailers with several different chambers. 

Imperial Logistics International 

As a wholly owned subsidiary of the South African company Imperial Holdings Limited, Imperial Logistics International is responsible for coordinating and managing all the international logistics business of Imperial Holdings Limited outside Africa. The varied portfolio of services at Imperial Logistics International, which has its headquarters in Duisburg, is separated into two divisions: the Group pools all its transport services in the Shipping, Road and Express Freight business units in the Imperial Transport Solutions division. The Imperial Supply Chain Solutions division covers all the services in the contract logistics, contract manufacturing and warehousing sectors for the Automotive, Industrial, Retail & Consumer Goods and Chemicals business units. Working together, both divisions provide a full and transparent range of services from one source along the complete supply chain. Beyond its pure logistics services, Imperial Logistics International has also become established as a process consultant for third parties, a fleet manager for outside car fleets and a provider of insurance services related to particular sectors. Imperial Logistics International employs more than 9,000 people and, including the new acquisition, Palletways, generates turnover amounting to EUR 1.6 billion at 170 business locations. 

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Christian Berlin (32) has taken over the position of Director of the Road (Liquid) business unit at Imperial Logistics International.

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