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Bertling is a company that never stands still. The news section keeps you updated about all new happenings at Bertling: new office openings, news regarding the Bertling Fleet, important staff changes, recent project awards, IT and much more. Enjoy reading the Bertling News!

Therese Strootmann promoted to Head of Digitalization at Bertling

Therese Strootmann promoted to Head of Digitalization at Bertling

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Therese Strootman to Head of Digitalization. Therese has been with us for three years now...

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Niall White joins Bertling Logistics Malaysia as Director

Niall White joins Bertling Logistics Malaysia as Director

We are pleased to announce that Niall Craig White joined our team in Malaysia on 3 January 2023 in the role of Director.

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Bertling Logistics Spain opens office in Madrid

Bertling Logistics in Spain has opened an office in Madrid to be much closer located to decision makers as well as current and potential customers.

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LEDs in our global offices for a greener tomorrow

LEDs in our global offices for a greener tomorrow

We have asked our global offices to switch to LED light bulbs to support our emission reduction goals and complete our Sustainability goal for January. 

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Bertling Kazakhstan donates New Year surprises to Children’s Village

Our team from Bertling Logistics Kazakhstan visited the regional family-type Children's Village to distribute some nice surprises for the children...

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Wanted: Group Pricing Manager - Ocean Freight for Bertling Germany

Wanted: Group Pricing Manager - Ocean Freight for Bertling Germany

Bertling in Germany is looking for an outstanding individual to fill this position. Are you up for the challenge? Apply now to join our team!

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Happy Chinese New Year from Bertling

Happy Chinese New Year from Bertling

We would like to wish our customers, business partners, employees, and everyone celebrating joyful and peaceful Chinese New Year holidays...

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Offsetting projects updated – new project in Colombia added

Offsetting projects updated – new project in Colombia added

The previous biomass global offsetting project was replaced by the forest protection project in Colombia.

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Upcoming Chinese New Year 2023 and potential impact on logistics

Upcoming Chinese New Year 2023 and potential impact on logistics

Chinese New Year (CNY), the “Year of the Rabbit”, will start soon with most businesses in the country closing from 21 – 27 January 2023.

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Bertling in Singapore will move to a new address

Please be informed that all our Bertling offices in Singapore will start to move to new premises today, 16 January 2023.

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China’s reopening seen as a positive for shipping

China’s reopening seen as a positive for shipping

China’s reopening to the world over the weekend is seeing considerably more jet fuel about to be consumed in the world’s most populous nation...

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Happy New Year from Bertling!

Happy New Year from Bertling!

We would like to wish you joyful and peaceful year-end holidays, lots of success, and the best of health for the new year ahead.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Winter Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Winter Holidays!

We would like to wish you blessed winter holidays and a really good time with your families and loved ones. We highly appreciate your support...

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Bertling ships a massive 909-tonne Intervention Tower from UK to Singapore

A major project shipment was handled by our in-house technical engineering team in Middlesbrough in close collaboration with our project logistics team in Singapore. 

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Hamburg Head Office move to new premises in full swing

We are happy to share some pictures while moving from Asia House to our new office located in Vespucci House. Also, our traditional ship models are on the way to our new office already.

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Hamburg Head Office says „Goodbye” to Asia House

We are happy to share some pictures taken during our “farewell” party in Asia House on 16 December 2022. Our colleagues from different departments came together one more time...

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Wanted: Group Air Freight Manager for Bertling

Wanted: Group Air Freight Manager for Bertling

Bertling is looking for an outstanding individual to fill this position. Are you up for the challenge? Apply now to join our team!

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Happy National Day, Qatar!

Happy National Day, Qatar!

We would like to wish our employees, clients, and business partners in Qatar a happy National Day today, on 18 December 2022!

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Wanted: Tender & Pricing Manager for Bertling Germany

Wanted: Tender & Pricing Manager for Bertling Germany

Bertling in Germany is looking for an outstanding individual to fill this position. Are you up for the challenge? Apply now to join our team!

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Bertling Logistics in Cape Town has a new address

Please be informed that our Bertling Office in Cape Town, South Africa has moved to new premises. Find out the new address and phone number!

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Bertling Head Office in Hamburg moves to new location next week

Bertling Head Office in Hamburg moves to new location next week

Please be informed that our Head Office in Hamburg, Germany is moving to new premises next week. Find out the new address!

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9th December is International Anti-Corruption Day 2022

9th December is International Anti-Corruption Day 2022

The 2022 International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) seeks to highlight the crucial link between anti-corruption and peace, security, and development.

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Giving Tuesday today on 29 November 2022 – Recap of our initiatives

We continuously support local and global charity organisations to contribute to the welfare of the communities in countries where we operate.

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Wanted: Pricing Coordinator for Bertling USA

Wanted: Pricing Coordinator for Bertling USA

Bertling in the Houston, Texas is looking for an outstanding individual to fill this position. Are you up for the challenge? Apply now to join our team!

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Lease-a-Bike with Bertling: Get your dream bike

Lease-a-Bike with Bertling: Get your dream bike

All Bertling employees in Germany have now been offered the opportunity to lease a discounted company bike!

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Happy Thanksgiving Day from Bertling

Happy Thanksgiving Day from Bertling

We would like to wish our customers, business partners, employees, and everyone celebrating a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving holiday.

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America Recycles Day - Bertling in USA take action

Our offices in the USA take their role in Environmental Responsibility very seriously.

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Bertling Dubai participates in can collection drives

Bertling Dubai participated in the event called “Can Collection Drive” under the motto of “CANcel the Linear, Enable the Circular”. 

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Bertling Logistics Miami raises awareness for Breast Cancer

Just as we did last year, we at Bertling Miami wore pink masks during October to support the annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Two trainees for Bertling Logistics in Germany

We are delighted to announce that Anton Bovkun joined our Logistics team in Hamburg on 1 August 2022 and Valentina de La Ossa Galvis joined us on 1 September 2022 in Bremen.

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Meet Bertling Logistics at ADIPEC 2022 in Abu Dhabi this week

Meet Bertling Logistics at ADIPEC 2022 in Abu Dhabi this week

We will participate in the ADIPEC Exhibition held in Abu-Dhabi between 31 October - 3 November 2022 and we look forward meeting you there!

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Blessed Diwali Greetings from Bertling

Blessed Diwali Greetings from Bertling

We would like to wish our clients and business partners blessed and joyful Diwali holidays and all the best for the remaining weeks of the year.

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Latest version of Sustainability Report for Bertling Logistics out now

Latest version of Sustainability Report for Bertling Logistics out now

On today’s Climate Wednesday we are happy to share the updated version of our sustainability report for Bertling Logistics.

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Promotions at Bertling Logistics in Miami

We are pleased to inform you about the promotion of Nestor Gonzalez, Alicia Byrne, and Roberto Prado from Bertling Logistics in Miami. Congratulations to the three of them! 

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Sea-Intelligence reports 50% of congestion has been resolved

Sea-Intelligence reports 50% of congestion has been resolved

With the continued gradual improvement in schedule reliability in August 2022 and the resultant improvement in vessel delays, the global fleet that was unavailable due to these delays dropped to 7.9%

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Bertling Lima organizes local cleanup session

We are happy to announce that our colleagues from Bertling Logistics in Lima have carried out a cleanup of the beaches and parks in the district of Miraflores.

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Clean-up session by our Head Office in Hamburg

Today we were happy to gather colleagues from our Logistics, Shipping, IT and our corporate teams to attend a clean-up session in the Hamburg city center.

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Toepfer Transport: MPP rates slip as container carriers withdraw from the sector

Toepfer Transport: MPP rates slip as container carriers withdraw from the sector

Toepfer Transport’s MPP Index has continued its downward trajectory as container carriers withdraw from the multipurpose sector. The Index slipped 6.1 percent month-on-month...

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Weekly Container Freight Rate Update Week 40, 2022

Weekly Container Freight Rate Update Week 40, 2022

Spot rates from the Far East to the US West Coast continue to fall quickly, dropping by more than USD 500 per FEU on 1 October as rates for the new month replaced those valid in September...

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Our colleagues from Bertling South Africa celebrate Heritage Day

On 24 September 2022 our colleagues from Bertling South Africa joined the celebration of Heritage Day, an exchange of our rich cultures where everyone dressed up and brought a special dish to commemorate our diversity as a nation.

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Bertling Logistics updates offsetting project portfolio

Bertling Logistics updates offsetting project portfolio

We keep reviewing our sustainability solution on a regular basis, which also involves the global offsetting projects our clients can choose from for emission compensation.

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Mike Hetherington, Technical Director & Global Head of HSSE, to retire

Mike Hetherington, Technical Director & Global Head of HSSE, to retire

It is with some sadness to advise that our highly respected colleague Mike Hetherington has his last day today at Bertling Logistics. Mike has been with us for 19 years.

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Bertling Logistics in Aktau will move to a new location

Bertling Logistics in Aktau will move to a new location

Please be informed that our Bertling office in Aktau, Kazakhstan is moving to new premises on Friday, 30 September 2022. Find out the new address!

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Bertling at Breakbulk Americas in Houston this week

Bertling at Breakbulk Americas in Houston this week

Breakbulk Americas 2022 will take place in Houston this week from 27 – 29 September 2022 and we are getting ready for it. The stand builder is busy getting our new stand fully set up.

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Happy National Day, Saudi Arabia!

Happy National Day, Saudi Arabia!

We would like to wish our employees, clients, and business partners in Saudi Arabia happy National Day today, on 23 September 2022!

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Bertling donates to Hanseatic Help on International Day of Peace

Bertling donates to Hanseatic Help on International Day of Peace

Today is International Day of Peace and we would like to raise awareness again for supporting Hanseatic Help, which collects and delivers relief goods to...

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Bertling Miami organizes Beach Cleanup on World Cleanup Day 2022

Bertling Miami organizes Beach Cleanup on World Cleanup Day 2022

Bertling Miami went to Crandon Park Beach, FL for World Clean Up Day 2022. We would like to share some of the moments captured...

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Berting Dubai participates in local cleanup session

In collaboration with Dubai Municipality, our Bertling colleagues and family in Dubai participated in a beach cleanup activity called #anhourwiththecleaner. 

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Bertling Sweden participates in local cleanup session

Our colleagues from Bertling Logistics Sweden organized their own cleanup session, in connection with International Coastal Day and World Cleanup Day.

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Bertling Indonesia participates in local cleanup session

Our colleagues from Bertling Logistics Indonesia organized their own Cleanup Day activity to participate #WCD22 and took some action to clean up and pick up litter in the field behind our office...

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Richard Brown appointed as General Manager for Saudi Arabia

Richard Brown appointed as General Manager for Saudi Arabia

We are happy to announce the appointment of Richard Brown to General Manager for our JV Company Al Khaldi/Bertling Logistics in Dharan, Saudi Arabia. 

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Railroad strike averted after marathon talks reach tentative deal

Railroad strike averted after marathon talks reach tentative deal

Unions and management reached a tentative deal early Thursday, averting a freight railroad strike that had threatened to cripple US supply chains and push prices...

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Customer Relationship Management, Networking and Charity at Fluor’s Supply Chain Summit

Greetings from Fluor Supply Chain Summit in Greenville, SC! Our colleagues John Hark, Regional Director North America, and Piers...

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Bertling Logistics announces office opening in Suriname

Bertling Logistics announces office opening in Suriname

We are proud to inform you about the opening of a new office in Paramaribo to better serve our clients and enhance our presence and commitment to the region.

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British trade union confirms two-week strike action at Port of Liverpool

British trade union confirms two-week strike action at Port of Liverpool

British trade union Unite has confirmed that more than 560 port operatives and maintenance engineers will take strike action from Monday, 19 September to Monday, 3 October at the Port of Liverpool.

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Drewry: Multipurpose vessels charter rates slip faster in August

Drewry: Multipurpose vessels charter rates slip faster in August

Over the month of August, Drewry Multipurpose Time Charter Index continued the decline over August, albeit at a faster rate than expected.

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Heads Up: Golden Week coming up in China next month

Heads Up: Golden Week coming up in China next month

The Golden week is the People’s Republic of China’s most extended holiday, and it's just around the corner running from 1 to 7 October 2022.

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Alex Kachan joins Bertling Kazakhstan Transport as General Manager

Alex Kachan joins Bertling Kazakhstan Transport as General Manager

We are pleased to announce that Alex Kachan has joined our team in Atyrau in the role of General Manager.

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Urs Schaerer joins Bertling as new Logistics Group Technical Director

Urs Schaerer joins Bertling as new Logistics Group Technical Director

We are excited to announce that Urs Schaerer joined as Logistics Group Technical Director. 

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Chris Wightman promoted to Group Engineering Director for Bertling Logistics

Chris Wightman promoted to Group Engineering Director for Bertling Logistics

We are pleased to inform about the promotion of Chris Wightman to Group Engineering Director.

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Kara Murphy is Group Health and Safety Director for Bertling Logistics

Kara Murphy is Group Health and Safety Director for Bertling Logistics

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Kara Murphy to Group Health & Safety Director.

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Bertling Logistics in Egypt has a new address

Bertling Logistics in Egypt has a new address

Please be informed our Bertling office in Cairo moved to new premises in August.

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Germany’s ports most congested whilst European ports stabilise

Germany’s ports most congested whilst European ports stabilise

German ports have continued to suffer from growing congestion as the rest of Europe stabilises from the...

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Liverpool dockers vote to strike over pay, as stoppage at Felixstowe looms

Liverpool dockers vote to strike over pay, as stoppage at Felixstowe looms

Felixstowe stevedores are expected to begin an eight-day strike on 21 August. The Liverpool and Felixstowe...

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Bertling Sustainability Team delivers donations to Hanseatic Help

Bertling Sustainability Team delivers donations to Hanseatic Help

Our teams Hamburg, Bremen and Neuss collect donations for the Hanseatic Help Project which supports refugees from Ukraine in Hamburg.

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Meet Bertling at Breakbulk Americas 2022 in Houston in September

Meet Bertling at Breakbulk Americas 2022 in Houston in September

We are pleased to inform you that we will attend Breakbulk America 2022, which will be hosted in Houston from 27 – 29 September 2022.

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2510: Pricing Manager for Bertling Germany

2510: Pricing Manager for Bertling Germany

Please be advised that a vacancy has arisen for a Pricing Manager working in the Sales, Business Development & Marketing department for Bertling in Hamburg, Germany.

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Peak season? What peak season?

Peak season? What peak season?

Speaking at a webinar hosted by Container xChange on the subject of Demurrage and Detention trends in 2022—and how to navigate them, analysts shared their container market outlooks and predictions for demurrage and detention costs going forwards.

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Bertling Kazakhstan joins Clean-up Session on Int'l Environment Protection Day

On World Environment Day, our valued client TengizChevroil (TCO) invited all the TCO and Tengiz-based business...

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Schedule reliability remains between 30% and 40%

Schedule reliability remains between 30% and 40%

Sea-Intelligence has published issue 130 of the Global Liner Performance (GLP) report, with schedule reliability figures up to and including May 2022. As the report itself is...

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Bertling Logistics in Sweden – full support for our sustainability concept

When entering our Bertling Gothenburg office, you can immediately see and feel that Sustainability is high on the agenda among the team. The office has...

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June is Pride Month - Global Greeting from the Bertling Group

June is Pride Month - Global Greeting from the Bertling Group

We at Bertling, as many more organizations around the globe, recognize June 2022 as Pride Month to show our commitment to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community.

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Bertling Logistics supports “Friends of Green Suriname” on World Rainforest Day

Bertling Logistics supports “Friends of Green Suriname” on World Rainforest Day

Today, 22 June is World Rainforest Day – an important environmental event to keep raising awareness, knowledge, and action to protect one of the Earth’s most valuable resources...

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Sustainable IT Services at Bertling Logistics

Sustainable IT Services at Bertling Logistics

Protecting the environment is very important. For this reason, the entire electricity demand of BESITEC is covered by electricity produced from 100% renewable energy sources.

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Bertling turns 157 today – Happy Birthday to us!

Bertling turns 157 today – Happy Birthday to us!

Today, on 15 June 2022, we celebrate our 157th anniversary since our founder Friedrich Heinrich Bertling set up his own shipping company in Lübeck, Germany.

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Bertling Logistics supports Ocean Clean-up Project on World Oceans Day

Bertling Logistics supports Ocean Clean-up Project on World Oceans Day

Today, 8 June 2022, is World Oceans Day, and we are happy to support the Global Clean the Ocean Project operated by our offsetting partner...

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Wanted: Accounts Payable Clerk for Bertling USA

Wanted: Accounts Payable Clerk for Bertling USA

Bertling in Houston is looking for an outstanding individual to fill this position. Are you up for the challenge? Apply until 30 June 2022 to join our team!

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Shanghai port congestion returns to normal

Shanghai port congestion returns to normal

As Shanghai springs back to life after two months of lockdown, congestion at the port is almost back to normal, according to the latest data from VesselsValue. At the height of...

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World Environment Day, 5th June 2022

World Environment Day, 5th June 2022

World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5 June and is the United Nations' principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment.

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BKL spreads joy at the orphanage in Shanyrak Village

Bertling Kazakhstan sent delicious cakes to the children's orphanage in Shanyrak Village to celebrate...

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Schedule reliability improvement reversed in April 2022

Schedule reliability improvement reversed in April 2022

Sea-Intelligence has published issue 129 of the Global Liner Performance (GLP) report, with schedule reliability figures up to and including April 2022.

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North European box ports at capacity even before peak season starts

North European box ports at capacity even before peak season starts

With a wave of import containers expected from Shanghai’s reopening and peak season just around the corner, North Europe’s box port hubs...

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Juan Lynch appointed as Managing Director of Bertling Chile

Juan Lynch appointed as Managing Director of Bertling Chile

We are pleased to announce that Juan Lynch has re-joined Bertling Logistics as Managing Director for Bertling Chile.

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Breakbulk Europe 2022 was a great success – see you in 2023!

We would like to share some impressions from Breakbulk Europe 2022 in Rotterdam, which took place between 17–19 May 2022 in...

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Covid slows China port volume growth, as Tianjin enters new lockdown

Covid slows China port volume growth, as Tianjin enters new lockdown

Container volumes at China’s ports increased slightly during January-April, despite the impact from widespread Covid restrictions...

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Tree Planting Action in Harz Mountains on today’s “Love a Tree Day”

Tree Planting Action in Harz Mountains on today’s “Love a Tree Day”

We're happy to share some pictures of our recent tree planting action in the Harz Mountains, in Germany for “Love a Tree Day”.

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Our global website appears in new Look & Feel - Check it out!

Our global website appears in new Look & Feel - Check it out!

We are excited to announce that our website got its long-overdue facelift and now appears in a much more modern, user-friendly...

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Bertling at the Breakbulk Europe 2022 in Rotterdam this week

Bertling at the Breakbulk Europe 2022 in Rotterdam this week

Meet Bertling's experts in Rotterdam at Breakbulk Europe 2022 from 17 – 19 May. Our booth number will be 2B30-C31 in Exhibit Hall 2.

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Sheikh Khalifa passed away: 3-day mourning period announced

Sheikh Khalifa passed away: 3-day mourning period announced

The UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sadly passed away. All federal and local government departments...

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Bertling Eco Footprint Calculator - Use our free tool for emission estimates

Bertling Eco Footprint Calculator - Use our free tool for emission estimates

Calculate the carbon footprint for your shipments by using our online Carbon Footprint Tracker. Click on the first button of the sticky menu...

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E. Akansu as Branch Manager for Bertling Logistics in Istanbul

E. Akansu as Branch Manager for Bertling Logistics in Istanbul

It is our great pleasure to announce that effective 1 April 2022, Emrah Akansu has been appointed Branch Manager for Bertling Logistics in Istanbul.

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Bertling Logistics in Dubai has a new address

Bertling Logistics in Dubai has a new address

Our Bertling office in Dubai will be relocating new premises on Saturday, 16 April 2022. The main reason for the office move is to be located a better business environment to service our customers and...

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Decline in China/US spot freight rates continues

Decline in China/US spot freight rates continues

Transpacific container spot rates between China and the US West Coast and US East Coast have been on a steady decline since peaking in early January says a report by the digital freight forwarding platform Shifl.

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Bertling Johannesburg celebrates 25th office anniversary

Bertling Johannesburg celebrates 25th office anniversary

We pleased to announce that our office in Johannesburg celebrated 25 years in business on 17 September 2021. Our office was established back in 1996 and has since then gone...

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Happy Easter from Bertling!

Happy Easter from Bertling!

We would like to wish our valued clients, business partners and employees a blessed and joyful Easter and all the best for the weeks ahead.

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Bertling obtains PLANT-MY-TREE Bronze Partnership

Bertling obtains PLANT-MY-TREE Bronze Partnership

We are pleased to announce another important step on our way to become are more sustainable business: As from March this year, we are a proud Plant My Tree Bronze Member and...

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Emergency relief for the people in the Ukraine

Emergency relief for the people in the Ukraine

There is war in Europe, after 75 years of peace. As difficult as it is for us to understand, but since the invasion of Russian troops into Ukraine on 24 February 2022, it is reality.

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Happy Nauryz Holidays and a great spring reason!

Happy Nauryz Holidays and a great spring reason!

We would like to wish our valued clients, business partners and employees in Kazakhstan joyful and relaxing Nauryz Holidays 2022.

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Meet  Bertling at the Breakbulk Middle East

Meet Bertling at the Breakbulk Middle East

The Breakbulk Middle East will take place next week from 1 - 2 February 2022 in Dubai, UAE. Conveniently located in Dubai, Breakbulk Middle East...

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Happy Chinese New Year from Bertling

Happy Chinese New Year from Bertling

We would like to wish our clients and business partners joyful and peaceful Chinese New Year holidays, lots of success and the best of health for 2022, the year of the tiger. 

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Zaur Mansurov as Global Head of Pricing

Zaur Mansurov as Global Head of Pricing

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Zaur Mansurov as Global Head of Pricing at Bertling Logistics. 

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S. Luening as Director of Tendering & Marketing

S. Luening as Director of Tendering & Marketing

We are pleased to announce that Stephanie Luening has taken on the position of Director of Tendering & Marketing for Bertling Logistics...

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Bertling launches new warehouse facility in Middlesbrough

Bertling launches new warehouse facility in Middlesbrough

In response to many new project opportunities arising in central/northern UK and to cope with...

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Bertling Dubai applies new work days from January 2022

Bertling Dubai applies new work days from January 2022

Find out which office hours Bertling Logistics in Dubai will apply after the recently announced new Federal Law regarding the work week move to...

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2022!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2022!

We would like to wish you blessed winter holidays and a really good time with your families and loved ones. We highly appreciate your support...

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Customs Clearance by Bertling UK

EU/UK shipments have new clearance requirements due to Brexit. With Bertling as logistics partner by your side, you will always stay on top of these requirements to ensure well-prepared clearing processes without...

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