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Supporting the training of young people
The cooperation of the members
in the ocean freight committee
to secure the collection of
justified claims

Freight Committee

The freight committee is an affiliation of liner agents which once fortnightly reports to the branch office all ocean freight accounts receivable in the export business which have not been paid in due time. The reports are assessed here and measures decided in a working committee are implemented against defaulters. The members are informed of the results by means of a circular.
Forwarding agents and exporters who participate sign a special obligation note which can be obtained via the branch office. Conversely, the forwarding agent/exporter receives a “freight prepaid B/L“ for an export shipment without prior freight payment, but is obligated to pay within a period of 15 working days after the date of the bill of lading. It is important to note, however, that no liner agent is obligated to hand out prepaid bills of lading without payment of the freight due to the signing of an obligation note. In fact, he can decide in each case for himself whether to grant payment deferral. Should the forwarding agent/exporter not pay, the freight committee will take concerted sanction measures with the forwarding agents associations.

Information of the members
on legal questions, what is
going on in the ports and
in the shipping sector
The positive portrayal and
promotion of the profession
to the outside world
Moreover, the member firms of our association wish to address and inform interested parties,
people looking for jobs and professional newcomers.

The Board


Uwe Meisner

THB Transport- und Handelsberatungs GmbH
Auf dem Dreieck 5 | 28197 Bremen
Phone: +49 421 53686-70
Fax: +49 421 53686-78
E-Mail: chartering[at]thb-bremen.de

1. Deputy Chairman

Detlev Böse

RMS Schiffahrtskontor Bremen GmbH
Lloydstraße 4 | 28217 Bremen
Phone: +49 421 34960-0
Fax: +49 421 341010
E-Mail: chartering.rmsbremen[at]de.rhenus.com

2. Deputy Chairman/Cashier

Ulrike Rust

Carl Büttner GmbH & Co.
Herrlichkeit 2 | 28199 Bremen
Phone: +49 421 69165-12
Fax: +49 421 69165-30
E-Mail: u.rust[at]carlbuettner.de


Kpt. P. Langbein

Bremer Schiffsmeldedienst
Überseetor 20 | 28217 Bremen
Phone: +49 421 38 48 27
Fax: +49 421 38 08 887
E-Mail: langbein[at]bsmd.de



SHIPPING AGENT male/female

Shipping agent is a recognised training profession. Young people interested in foreign languages, cultures and people have special opportunities. The main tasks include organising, planning and supervising the transportation of goods via sea, as well as on land.

Thus a range of tasks is defined, from ship handling in the port to activities in sales or finance, to dealing with containers, rolling loads, general cargo and grain to Internet and e-commerce, providing you with the opportunity to put into practice in a variety of firms the focus of your interests. Shipping agents have the rare advantage that their training is recognised all over the world and that, unlike in many other professions, they can pursue their profession anywhere in the world. Furthermore, shipping agents are not only active in ports but also inland in the sales offices of brokers and shipping companies, in large-scale industry which imports and exports, in insurance companies, banks and many more.

There are two fields of training: scheduled shipping and tramp shipping. In scheduled shipping you deal with ships which operate on fixed routes according to a fixed schedule. This primarily involves catering for the transportation of containers, general cargo or automotive vehicles. Tramp shipping is oriented to concrete demand and individual assignments. Ships in tramp shipping operate on various routes and serve various ports of loading and unloading. Mainly bulk goods such as coal, grain and crude oil are transported, but also project shipments (specially large or heavy goods, such as factory plants disassembled into individual parts).

If you also love the flair of ships and ports, then our line of business is right for you. If you would like to know more, click on the career information section of the Bundesagentur für Arbeit (Federal Employment Agency) and search for shipping agent (male / female).

There are three ways to become a shipping agent:

The classic vocational training course for very good secondary school and grammar school pupils

The pupils look for a company that takes on trainees, apply and with a little luck they will be employed after a successful application interview, which may also include a test. Then a training contract will be concluded which generally has a term of three years or, in the case of an adequate educational background and good achievements, can be reduced to 2 ½ or even 2 years.

During the vocational course, trainees visit the vocational school (BSGAV, Ellmersstr. 24) on two days a week.
Further infos http://www.bs-gav.de

EHH/DQ (one-year commercial college course /dual qualification) for committed and motivated secondary school pupils

This training course is oriented to graduates with a general certificate of secondary education and an average grade of at least 3.3 in the subjects German, English and mathematics. Above all, a grade “inadequate” is not acceptable in any one of these subjects.
An essential precondition for admission is proof of the conclusion of a preliminary contract. The companies which take part in this model commit themselves to enter into a vocational training relationship with the applicants who have successfully completed the one-year Commercial College as future shipping agents. The training contract for 2 ½ years is then guaranteed. When training has been successfully completed, the graduates even get an advanced technical college entrance qualification.
For further infos: http://www.bs-gav.de/index.php/bildungsgaenge/ehh-handel-und-logistik

Classic vocational training linked with business administration course of studies (Bremen model)

This is a time-saving training course in which the classic training is combined with a dual course of studies at the BIHV (Bremen Institute for Trade and Transport). The training generally takes 6 semesters, that is 3 years. With the combination of training, vocational college and course of studies, the students attain on the one hand theoretical scientific knowledge, and on the other hand the social and professional qualifications for a successful future. After completing the course of studies as Betriebswirt/-in in Verkehr/Logistik, BiVL (business administrator in transport/logistics) a bachelor degree or even a master degree can be attained on-the-job at a cooperation institute.
For further infos: http://bihv-ev.de



In alphabetical order

"K" LINE Sea Highway Services GmbH
Otto-Lilienthal-Str. 25
28199 Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 5009-0
Fax: +49 421 5009-200
AGRAVIS Kraftfutterwerk Oldenburg GmbH
Shipping Department
Stau 199-203
26122 Oldenburg
Tel.: + 49 441 21 889-27
Fax: + 49 441 21 889-2128
BBC Chartering GmbH & Co. KG
Am Wall 137 - 139
28195 Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 330 75-11
Fax: +49 421 330 75-75
Befrachtungskontor "HANSA" GmbH
Industriestraße 12-12a
28199 Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 59 60 6335
Fax: +49 421 59 60 6334
Bremer Schiffsmeldedienst
Kpt. P. Langbein e. K.
Überseetor 20
28195 Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 38 48 27
Carl Büttner GmbH & Co.
Herrlichkeit 2
28199 Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 69 165-0
Hansa Marine Logistics GmbH
Terminal 22/4. Stock
Neustädter Hafen West
28197 Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 52 17 731/2
Fax: +49 421 52 17 733
International Shipping Europe GmbH
Contrescarpe 32
28195 Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 522592-0
J. Müller Weser GmbH & Co. KG
Neustadtstrasse 15
26919 Brake
Tel.: +49 4401 914-430
Fax: +49 4401 914-439
Kant GmbH
Konsul-Smidt-Str. 8b
28217 Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 64 387-0
Fax: +49 421 64 387-44
Meram Schiffahrtskontor
Rolf Hankiewicz GmbH
Lloydstr. 1
28217 Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 38 63 60
Fax: +49 421 392187
Oldenburger Schiffahrts-Kontor GmbH
Dalbenstr. 17
26135 Oldenburg
Tel.: +49 441 21009-0
Fax: +49 441 21009-5550
Rabien & Stadtlander GmbH
Kornstr. 283
28201 Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 32 01 32
Fax: +49 421 320135
Rhenus Maritime Services GmbH
Lloydstr. 4
28217 Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 34 960-0
THB Transport- und Handelsberatungsges. mbH
Auf dem Dreieck 5
28197 Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 53 68 68
Fax: +49 421 53 68 678
Thorco Shipping Germany GmbH
Konsul-Smidt-Str. 8U
28217 Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 9897400
Transport Overseas Shipping GmbH
Am Wall 137/139
28195 Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 33003810
Weserport GmbH
Hüttenstr. 20
28237 Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 64 301-0

Zentralverband deutscher Schiffsmakler e.V.

Objectives and achievements

The Zentralverband Deutscher Schiffsmakler e.V. (ZVDS) is the national umbrella organisation of all nine local shipbroker associations located in the Federal Republic of Germany. A total of about 300 shipbroker companies are organised in the ZVDS.

Schiffsmakler Vereinigung Kiel/Flensburg e.V.

Wall 47/51
24103 Kiel

Phone: + 49 (0) 431 / 981 - 0

Schiffsmaklerverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V., Rostock

Ost-West-Straße 12
18147 Rostock

Phone: + 49 (0) 381 673 00-13

Vereinigung Lübecker Schiffsmakler und Schiffsagenten e.V. zu Lübeck

Postfach 14 01 20
23516 Lübeck

Phone: + 49 4501 / 39001-25
E-Mail: info[at]schiffahrt-luebeck.de

Vereinigung Wilhelmshavener Schiffsmakler & Schiffsagenten e.V.

Börsenstraße 42 / Börsenplatz
26382 Wilhelmshaven

Phone: + 49 (0) 4421 75 45 2 0
E-Mail: agency[at]neptunship.de

Vereinigung Hamburger Schiffsmakler und Schiffsagenten e.V.

Schopenstehl 15
20095 Hamburg

Phone: + 49 (0) 40 / 32 60 82
E-Mail: info[at]schiffsmakler.de

Schiffsmakler-Verband "EMS" e.V.

Am Flügeldeich 30
26721 Emden

Phone: +49 (0) 4921 925- 100

Schiffsmakler-Vereinigung für Küsten- und Seeschiffsbefrachter e. V.

P.O. Box 10 07 09
28007 Bremen

Phone: + 49 (421) 53 68 68
E-Mail: info[at]smv-bremen.de

Seeschiffsmaklerverband Rhein-Ruhr e.V.

P.O. Box 13 02 15
47102 Duisburg

Phone: +49 2066 998310
E-Mail: info[at]smv-rheinruhr.de


Thank you for your interest

Do you have any questions or do you need support?
We look forward to hearing from you by telephone or via e-mail.

Vereinigung Bremer Schiffsmakler
und Schiffsagenten e.V.
P.O. Box 10 07 09
28007 Bremen

Phone: + 49 (421) 53 68 68
E-Mail: info[at]smv-bremen.de


Schiffsmakler-Vereinigung für Küsten- und Seeschiffsbefrachter e. V.

Uwe Meissner
Detlev Böse

Phone: + 49 (421) 53 68 68
eMail: info[at]smv-bremen.de

Registered in the register of associations of the Amtsgerichts Bremen (District Court Bremen) under VR 2459

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Auf dem Dreieck 5
28197 Bremen

Telephone: +49 421 53 68 68
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