Reporting 2020


The most important

Digitalized supply chain

Since November 2020, BLG LOGISTICS has been the new logistics partner of the HALLHUBER fashion label. All services are supplied in the multi-user logistics center in Hörsel, Thuringia. This is where all the infor­mation for logistics performance comes together in real time, because the data for the entire supply chain is transferred digitally. That reduces lead times, costs and emissions.

As a fashion logistics expert, BLG picks clothing, shoes and accessories here on five levels for the almost 200 HALLHUBER stores. The warehouse for online orders is also supplied from Hörsel.

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More than 3.3 million units can be processed per year in the multi-user facility.
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A total of 118 BLG employees caught Covid-19. Thanks to extensive safety and hygiene precautions, no infections at all were caused at the workplace.

Keeping things turning

When Siemens Energy needs a spare part anywhere in the world, all it takes is one message to the Ludwigsfelde logistics center. At the 34,000 m2 facility, BLG LOGISTICS keeps everything in stock that Siemens needs to keep its steam and gas turbines turning worldwide. From the smallest washer to the largest turbine blade up to 30-ton housing components, the entire range of spare parts is in store here. Apart from 24 / 7 supply with spare parts, BLG LOGISTICS also handles returns in Ludwigsfelde.

A total of 300 vehicles were snapped up at the first auction.

Exclusive auctions

At the Autoterminal in Hamburg, BLG LOGISTICS now offers a brand-new service. In March 2020, it launched a cooperation with BCA Autoauktionen GmbH to host exclusive Ford auctions for young used cars. After their arrival in Hamburg, the vehicles are inspected and processed in the BLG Technical Center. From technical to optical vehicle upgrades, everything is possible here to the highest quality level. After processing, BCA presents the perfectly reconditioned vehicles and BLG transfers them to their new owners.

Everything on site

Moving rail wagons to workshops for repairs is so yesterday! The mobile repair teams from BLG RailTec can be compared to the support service of German auto­mobile breakdown club ADAC, but for rail vehicles. Three service cars are on hand to drive the specially trained RailTec teams right up to the tracks to carry out repairs. From brake repairs to wheelset changes or smaller-scale maintenance jobs, the crews expertly provide their services on site. They help at short notice not only on German rail tracks, but also in several Eastern European countries.

First choice

On July 27, 2020, several dozen electric SUVs from Aiways arrived on marine vessels in Bremerhaven. The Chinese startup chose the BLG AutoTerminal as its first transshipment location for the European market. More Aiways vehicles came to BLG’s trimodal AutoTerminal in Duisburg – via rail on the New Silk Road.

With 53 electric vehicles, Aiways launched its European operations at the BLG AutoTerminal Bremerhaven.

Multiple recognition of commitment to climate protection

We received three awards from renowned institutions for our climate protection work. After the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) examined and confirmed our goals in line with the Paris Climate Agreement, Statista and Lean & Green also endorsed BLG as a climate-conscious business.

BLG received not just one, but three awards for its climate protection activities.
A detailed road map was implemented for a smooth transition to the new Terminal Operation System during ongoing operations. The plan involved 532 individual steps, each subdivided into smaller steps.

Almost 6,000 container movements per day

We reached the end of two years of intensive preparations when the Terminal Operation System NAVIS N4 went into operation in Bremerhaven on May 1, 2020. Now it controls all container movements and storage operations in the port. In the first 28 days alone, CTB and MSC Gate handled a total of 157,000 containers with the new system, or just under 6,000 container movements per day.

Premiere: The first large container ship powered by LNG lands in Hamburg

In November, the “Jacques Saade” docked at the EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg. The large con­tainer ship owned by French shipping line CMA CGM is driven with liquefied natural gas – as the first and only vessel of its type. Eight sister ships are already under construction. The Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) engine is the greenest drive type for con­tainer ships. It is crucial to the goal of reducing ships’ emissions by 70 percent by 2050.


Welcome on board

Ulrike Riedel is the new Labor Relations Director at BLG LOGISTICS. She follows Dieter Schumacher, who passed away on February 19, 2020.

Christine Hein was appointed a member of the Board of Management as of November 1, 2020. As the successor of Jens Bieniek, she is responsible for Finances.

Alongside Andrea Eck, who is Head of the BLG AUTOMOBILE Division, and Labor Relations Director Ulrike Riedel, Christine Hein is now the third woman on the six-person Board of Management. This elevates BLG AG to the leading group of listed com­panies in Germany with regard to the share of women in Board of Management and Supervisory Board positions.

Ulrike Riedel

Christine Hein

Ten new gantry cranes

In 2020, six new container gantry cranes were installed and put into operation at the EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg and four gantry cranes were added at the North Sea Terminal Bremerhaven (NTB).

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The reach of the new container gantry cranes.

Climate neutral by 2030

As part of its progress toward a climate-neutral company, BLG LOGISTICS has been compensating the emissions from flights and its fleet of company cars annually since 2020. Via First Climate, BLG LOGISTICS invests in valuable climate protection projects which also promote social sustainability aspects.