Data and facts referring to 182 years of company history

1836 - 1872

The first three and a half decades of the company's history were characterised by steam shipping on the Rhine and an increase in Rhine-Sea shipping.

1836 - 1872

The takeover of various shipping agencies with connections to the seaports on the North Sea and Baltic Sea, the founding of the Neuss branch and the beginnings as a trade fair forwarding agent characterised this period.

1930 - 1984

The former forwarding and shipping company developed into a universal company for the shipping industry and organised transportation by ship, rail, lorry or plane.

1985 - 2015

Further branch foundations and the expansion of forwarding services to nationwide and European logistics networks in a partner network characterise the development to this day.

2016 - heute

In 2016, Oliver Rüter, the fourth generation of the CretschmarCargo family, spun off L.W. Cretschmar Süd GmbH & Co. KG to strengthen the company's activities in Spain, which have been ongoing since 1968.



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