History

1905

Founded on April 7th as Frachtcontor Gesellschaft m. b. H. by Deutsches Kohlen-Depot (German Coal Depot).

1920

Establishment of the shipping line Seereederei “Frigga”, in which Frachtcontor holds a share of 25.33 %. The co-founders, a group of mining companies, the fleet comprises eight steamships with a total capacity of 50,000 tons. Frachtcontor becomes exclusive agent for Seereederei “Frigga”.

Founding of Poseidon Schiffahrt GmbH with Hugo Stinnes.

1922

In connection with its shareholding in Seereederei “Frigga”, Frachtcontor obtains the exclusive right to act as chartering agent for leading iron and steel works for ore transport services from Scandinavia.

1942

Frachtcontor is converted into a limited partnership (Frachtcontor Junge & Co.) with Managing Director Erwin Junge as general partner.

1965

Sale of Frachtcontor’s share in Seereederei “Frigga” AG.

1972

Stinnes Group, owner of Poseidon Schiffahrt GmbH (Poseidon), acquires 50 % of Frachtcontor. The Chartering department of Poseidon is combined with the Chartering department of Frachtcontor.

1972

Establishment of the Tanker department offering chartering services for liquid bulk cargo.

1974

Establishment of Agency department.

1993

Frachtcontor acquires 100 % of Poseidon.

1996

Stinnes AG becomes the sole shareholder of Frachtcontor.

2000

Frachtcontor returns to a limited company – Frachtcontor Junge & Co. GmbH.

2005

Centenary of Frachtcontor on April 7

2007

Takeover of Frachtcontor by the management together with other partners active in the shipping business.

2008

Frachtcontor merges its Tanker department with the Tanker Broker team of John T. Essberger GmbH & Co. KG to found Frachtcontor-Essberger Tanker Brokers GmbH & Co. KG (FET), operating from the Frachtcontor headquarters in Hamburg.

2011

Frachtcontor acquires the port agency K. Mestermann in Bremen (since 2012: Frachtcontor-Mestermann).

2016

Frachtcontor acquires 100 % of FET which is renamed in Frachtcontor Tanker Brokers.