The Bertling Group

Commitment to freight forwarding for over 150 years

Bertling specialises in the safe, effective and timely delivery of specialist cargo to challenging or remote locations, whether across difficult terrains or seas. 

Carefully managed growth 

Through initiative, foresight and expertise, Bertling has created the robust global business that it is today: business with strength provided by a diverse client base and geographical spread that is underpinned by financial stability and well-managed risk exposure. Bertling offers a unique range of synergistic services that have been developed to complement the expertise of its clients.

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Friedrich Heinrich Bertling founded Bertling more than 155 years ago, as a company which owned and operated ships in order to provide transport links throughout Scandinavia and the Baltic Seas. From this simple beginning, Bertling has grown into a global company and has established a reputation for excellence in the fields of ship owning, chartering, transport logistics and project freight management

Today, Bertling employs over 700 people in its organisation, providing expertise in ship broking, freight forwarding and naval architecture, supported by in house IT, legal and accountancy departments.

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The management and organisation

Bertling is passionate about remaining an independent and privately-owned company. Since its foundation the shareholders have always been directly and actively involved in the management and direction of the company. It is in this approach to its business that Bertling is able to demonstrate unequivocally its commitment to ownership of everything that it does. Bertling's success is derived from being a company with a flat organisational structure and significant senior management autonomy. Bertling promotes the development of in-house resources and expertise

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Together these organisational strengths enable Bertling to respond rapidly and comprehensively to business opportunities and challenges, and foster an atmosphere of innovation and enterprise.

Bertling Group Head Offices in Hamburg, Germany


Bertling Group Head Office

Willy-Brandt-Str. 49
20457 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 3233550
Fax: +49 40 32335511

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