Tradition and Innovation

Since its founding in 1887, tradition and innovation have both played an equal role in the story of Haeger & Schmidt. Our founding fathers showed impressive foresight: The company’s business purpose was to be forwarding, shipping, cargo business of all kinds, purchase and sale of ships, steamers and trade on the Rhine, its tributaries and the canals connected to the Rhine.


In its 130th year of business the Haeger & Schmidt Group has undergone a reorganisation: As of 07.06.2017 Haeger & Schmidt International GmbH became Haeger & Schmidt Logistics GmbH. The previously-independent container activities were reintegrated into the company under the new brand. The group’s core competences have been pooled at Haeger & Schmidt Logistics GmbH with registered office in Duisburg in the Divisions Inland Navigation, Projects, Intermodal and Port Logistics.


Our branch in Antwerp has been operating since 1 March 2017 as Haeger & Schmidt Logistics Belgium NV. Our Belgian sister company extends the group’s service portfolio as a specialist in the area of shipping & forwarding. Its services include general cargo handling, inland navigation and seaport forwarding. Along with comprehensive know-how in the area of transport logistics and in the handling of steel products and general cargo, our Antwerp site offers complete container logistics with stuffing, trucking and forwarding.

Short Sea, container- and project logistics

HSW Logistics GmbH stands for comprehensive service in the area of short sea. The employees of ETK Euro Terminal Kehl GmbH offer the customer a complete service portfolio covering all aspects of container logistics. Our Polish subsidiary Best Logistics Sp.z o.o shows its strengths in the execution of heavy and large volume transport including handling and assembly services. Each of these partner companies, which act in the market in joint ventures with notable partners, stands for proven competence as a specialist in its field.