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Export specialists for Latin America network in Hamburg

Forwarding company Rosebrock was represented as a provider of worldwide removal services and international transport at the members meeting of the society Lateinamerika Verein e.V. on May 29, 2019 in the Übersee-Club in Hamburg.

The Lateinamerika Verein e.V. (LAV) is the inter-industry company network and information platform for German businesses with an interest in Latin America - and has been for more than 100 years. With its activities, the society promotes and initiates meetings between professionals, brings together business actors from both sides, and deepens contacts between decision-makers.

As a member of this international network, Rosebrock plays its part in the exchange of current information between the region and Central and South America. The company also contributes its expertise in full-service logistics solutions for export projects as well as for employee relocations, e.g. to Brazil or Mexico.

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International Logistics Partners in Dialog at Breakbulk Europe 2019 in Bremen - the Leading Trade Show for Project Cargo and Breakbulk

The international forwarding company Rosebrock will be represented by Ulrike Winkelmann (Head of Marketing and Sales) and Stefan Heine (Director Air and Ocean Freight) at the Breakbulk Europe from May 21 to 23, 2019 in Bremen. We're looking forward to talks with existing and potential customers. Please take the opportunity for a personal meeting during the trade show and arrange an appointment in advance by mailing us at uwinkelmann@rosebrock.com or sheine@rosebrock.com

Breakbulk is the term for general cargo that can not be transported in containers due to size, weight, or quantity. Included here are: large machines, wind turbines, steel products, forestry products, vehicles, and ships. For these large projects, Rosebrock provides full-service solutions worldwide. Our highly motivated team cooperates with respected international logistics partners to find the right transport solution, even for challenging projects. You can rely on safe, on-time, and competitively-priced delivery. 

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International Forwarder Rosebrock Awards Christian Klar Power of Attorney

In April 2019, Mr. Christian Klar became an authorized executive with power of attorney at Rosebrock GmbH und Co. KG.

Mr. Klar qualified as a Commercial Assistant in Forwarding and Logistics Services at Rosebrock in 2010. He was awarded Honors by the Hermann-Leverenz-Stiftung (Bremen) for his outstanding grades.

Apart from activities in Financing, he initially took on responsibility for IT at the company. Subsequently, Mr. Klar continued his personal development and gained the qualification of Accountant from the Chamber of Commerce.
Now he is responsible for Finances within the management team of the Rosebrock Group. "What we value about Mr. Klar are not only his high specialist competence, but also his many personal strengths and professional skills. We're delighted to be able to give him additional responsibility by awarding him power of attorney," says Martin Sommer, the General Manager of Rosebrock.

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A life in international transport logistics – logistics company Rosebrock wishes former Managing Director Ulrich Weichert all the best in his well-earned retirement

Almost 43 years ago, in August 1976, Ulrich Weichert started his vocational training at Rosebrock in Bremen. After national military service, he initially worked in the Accounts Department as an assistant to the Managing Director. His career continued in the commercial area, where he qualified as an accountant. In July 2001, the company shareholders appointed him to the post of Managing Director finance.

Mr. Weichert was involved in major milestones of the company’s development. They included the relocation to the GVZ Cargo Distribution Centre along with construction of the new Rosebrock headquarters, the development of the International Moving Department, foundation of the branch in Poland, and expansion into the business fields air and ocean freight for industrial customers as well as project forwarding.

Over the past years, Mr. Weichert ran the company together with his fellow Managing Director, Mr. Martin Sommer. Now he is handing over his duties as the Director of Financial Accounting to Christian Klar.

The management, shareholders and all employees of Rosebrock wish Mr. Weichert all the best for his retirement and thank him warmly for his many years of service.

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Full service for your office relocation needs: moving a company with 430 employees into new offices in Bremen

“Daily operations cannot be interrupted! Our IT department has to be ready for business immediately and the cafeteria needs to be fully functional, too.” These are just some of our customer’s expectations when planning a move of that size.

A project of that kind requires extensive relocation planning. Each step has to be taken into consideration – from suitable packaging for the monitors to transport of the archives to the new address. 
Three relocation teams were in use over the weekend. Loading and unloading was facilitated by means of two outside lifts. 
Labeled moving cartons with their personal effects and the contents of their respective roll containers were delivered to each employee’s new workstation on the next business day. 

To ensure a smooth move of a company, in particular of that size, a reliable coordination between the office management team and the relocation advisor is essential.

Please contact Heiko Adler hadler@rosebrock.comfor further information regarding Rosebrock’s full service in the area of office relocation. 

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Rosebrock is expanding their international networking operations in the area of project forwarding

A reliable cooperation between involved service providers at all transfer points is of the utmost importance when it comes to individual logistics solutions for worldwide transports of large commercial vehicles, industrial plants or construction components.

A reliable cooperation between involved service providers at all transfer points is of the utmost importance when it comes to individual logistics solutions for worldwide transports of large commercial vehicles, industrial plants or construction components.

As a new member of the network Project Partners, with its headquarters in Munich, Rosebrock is now cooperating with an additional 140 qualified forwarders in 67 countries on top of their already existing partners. “Specialists collaborate with other specialists” serves as the fundamental principle for this so-called Project Cargo or Heavy Lift Network. We look forward to a successful cooperation in this area. 

Should you have any additional questions regarding international transports of heavy lift cargo per air and/or ocean freight, please do not hesitate to contact Stefan Heine, Director Air and Ocean Freight, sheine@rosebrock.com.

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A Successful Trend in the Fields of Quality and Environmental Management for Worldwide Transport Solutions

Air and ocean freight, project forwarding, moving services: in 2018 Rosebrock set significant benchmarks concerning the quality and environment for all of their transport solutions.

Air and ocean freight, project forwarding, moving services: in 2018 Rosebrock set significant benchmarks concerning the quality and environment for all of their transport solutions. 
The independent certification authority confirmed Rosebrock’s successful transition from ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 to the latest globally recognized standards of ISO 9001:2015 (quality) and ISO 14001:2015 (environment).

Strong process orientation when handling logistical projects, consistent risk management for international transports, and continuous improvements concerning the management of worldwide relocation services are examples of the requirements that are met for the ISO 9001:2015 certification. 

At the same time, a certified environmental management system according to ISO 14001:2015 fulfills all requirements for continuous improvements in the area of environmental performance. 

In addition to the current ISO 27001:2013 certification, a data protection management system was introduced. 
Rosebrock’s diligent application and documentation of valid standards along with professional services and extensive experiences are important components that are valued by national and international customers as well as business partners.

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Annual IAM conference & exposition: direct contact to international logistics partners

“Steve, we have a removal contract from Hamburg to Rio de Janeiro for the H….. family. The ship arrives 2 December. Can you take care of the further transport of the sea container from the port to the customer including unloading?”

“Steve, we have a removal contract from Hamburg to Rio de Janeiro for the H….. family. The ship arrives 2 December. Can you take care of the further transport of the sea container from the port to the customer including unloading?”

These types of requests are part of the daily routine of Rosebrock’s International Department.

And they’re not just communicating with any random logistics company. The secure and punctual handling of the transport can only be guaranteed through the close personal contacts established over the years.

This is not our first contact with Steve - we have already held preliminary discussions regarding the requirements of a seamless import/export-cooperation from Hamburg to Rio, and vice versa. In addition to both of our companies being ISO certified, the majority of our logistics partners, just like Steve’s moving company, also hold FIDI – FAIM (Federation of International Furniture Removers) certificates. So when it comes to quality assurance of international removal services, we speak the same language.

Every year the Rosebrock specialists coordinate with Steve and his colleagues during the annual International Association of Movers (IAM) conference. During this year’s convention, held in Maryland, USA from 6 to 9 October, 1700 forwarding companies from 160 countries took part. During numerous meetings and interviews, Rosebrock’s delegation actively used the opportunity to further develop its palette of reliable and widely certified partners for international removals. 

So when Mr. H’s two-year deployment to Rio is over and he and his family return to Germany, we will again coordinate their removal. Steve will visit their apartment, calculate the volume and order the sea container accordingly. In coordination with Rosebrock, he will organize packing material and the transport to port. We in turn will look after customs clearance, economical sea freight as well as offloading and further transport, so that the family can move back into their Hamburg home free of the stress of removals.  

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Summer 2018: insights into Rosebrock’s worldwide moving services

How do heirlooms like antiques or paintings get from Canada to the relatives in Germany by ocean freight? And what needs to be considered when moving a 1.5-ton stone statue from Southeast Asia to a major city in Southern Germany?

The inquiry in question concerning the removal of antiques and paintings as part of an inheritance came from a local mover, who required a comprehensive transport solution. Thanks to Rosebrock’s international network, an on-site visit in Canada was arranged, during which the shipping volume was estimated, packing discussed (including purpose-built shipping crates) and the insurance value determined. Following that, transport was carried out per ocean freight including the handling of all customs formalities and final delivery to the destination address in Hamburg. To ensure that everything ran smoothly, numerous intricate problems needed solving that were beyond a standard removal. How to get the valuable items in their specially made overseas crates from the 16th floor penthouse into a standard shipping container? Which customs documents are required when shipping heirlooms to the deceased’s relatives?  


In another case, a 1.5-ton statue of Buddha needed to travel from Southeast Asia to its new home in Southern Germany as part of a removal.  The initial pick-up and loading at the house alone required precise preliminary arrangements with the local partners. Along with the actual shipping, customs formalities as well as details about contingent duties, taxes, storage and port fees and transshipment costs needed clarification, before the further transport from Bremerhaven to the destination could be organized.
Each and every transport order has its peculiarities and comes with its own individual history. However, this is what makes international removal logistics so interesting and inspiring. „Transports like these work particularly well, when, along with the existence of a global network of specialists, all team members commit themselves personally to a smooth operation“, says Imke Kleine, Director of Agency Relations at Rosebrock. 
 

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ROSEBROCK Group at International Mobility Alliance Conference in Bangkok

This year’s International Mobility Alliance (IMA) took place from 28 February to 3 March in Bangkok. More than 150 participants attended the sessions on current subjects like freight rate optimization, applicable legislation or regulations.

This year’s International Mobility Alliance (IMA) took place from 28 February to 3 March in Bangkok. More than 150 participants attended the sessions on current subjects like freight rate optimization, applicable legislation or regulations. Being able to arrange half hour meetings with other attendees in advance allowed for a focused exchange of information and ideas with representatives of many international freight forwarders. A delegation from our partner company ETSA (Expess-Transport-Shipping-Agency GmbH) represented the ROSEBROCK group at the conference, where they were able to tie new global partnerships and to strengthen existing ones. Every international removal requires an individual solution. The type of network set up during conferences like the IMA allows ROSEBROCK to establish versatile and reliable worldwide alliances, enabling us to provide a comprehensive single-provider removal service as required. This spares you, the customer, the time-consuming and complex search for individual logistics service providers.

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