150 Years Carl Robert Eckelmann - 1865-2015
SUCCESSFUL FOR GENERATIONS

Tradition & innovation since 1865

Since it was founded in 1865, the Eckelmann Group of Companies has had their headquarters in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and is closely linked to the Hanseatic commercial roots of Hamburg. Today, this traditional company is run by the 5th generation.

5th generation
5th generation
Robert M. Eckelmann (born in 1950)

Under his leadership, this barge business expanded into a high-performance logistics company in the Port of Hamburg and the Industrial Services Division developed into a further key part of the Eckelmann Group's service portfolio.

4th generation
4th generation
Kurt Eckelmann (1916-1994)

Kurt Eckelmann opted for a land-based course of expansion and was very successful in setting up a transhipment facility for containers. In addition, the company was expanded to cover the areas of tank cleaning and tanker shipping, thus providing the basis for the disposal and recycling businesses.

3rd generation
3rd generation
Carl Robert Eckelmann (1880-1948)

When Carl Robert and Caesar Eckelmann took over the barge business in 1902, they continued to innovate. Thus, for example, unpowered raked hopper barges were replaced by box barges. By 1948, the fleet of barges comprised a total tonnage of 5500 tons, as well as four tugboats and a launch.

2nd generation
2nd generation
C. J. Lorenz Eckelmann (1847-1900)

In 1872, Cordt Eckelmann brought his son Carl Johann Lorenz into the company and just three years later he handed over the management of the company to him. C. J. Lorenz developed the barge business with great success. He was also active on the Hamburg Stock Exchange and expanded steadily.

1st generation
1st generation
Cordt Eckelmann (1812-1880)

With the construction of his own wooden barge, in 1865 the company founder Cordt Eckelmann laid the foundation stone for what was later to be the family business of Carl Robert Eckelmann. A widely-diversified service enterprise grew out of this Hamburg barge business over the generations.

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