Affiliated Companies

MSG Rotterdam B.V., Zwijndrecht b. Rotterdam:

The company was founded in 1989 in the Dutch town Rotterdam. The MSG was previously involved in a charter company in the Netherlands. At the end of the 1980s it became necessary to establish a wholly independent subsidiary. The MSG Rotterdam B.V. represents the interests of the MSG and its affiliates in the Benelux area. In addition to the distribution of ships in the relevant seaports of the Netherlands and Belgium, local customers are also served and acquired. Thus, the MSG Rotterdam B.V. is the face of the MSG for the important inland waterways in the Benelux region.

BASPEG, Bamberger Speditions- und Getreidelager GmbH & Co. KG, Bamberg:

The BASPEG was founded in 1968 and now fifty percent of its shares are hold by MSG and  fifty percent by Bavaria in Aschaffenburg. BASPEG is the largest surface Settler in the former state port of Bamberg and has almost 100,000 m² of land, with 24,000 m² of covered hall space and 35,000 tonnes of bulk material storage space. There are two silo plants in operation, both of which are equipped with modern conveyor technology to provide suitable storage space for customers in the agricultural goods sector. Tailor-made logistic solutions for fertilizer producers are provided at the site and modern services in the field of automotive supplies have been established in various halls. BASPEG is the leading company in the area for cargo handling and has also recently invested in new warehouse capacity.

NÜRLAG Nürnberger Umschlags- und Lagerhaus-GmbH & Co. KG, Nürnberg:

The NÜRLAG was launched in 1972 and is one of the largest settlers in the important Bavarian port of Nuremberg. The company has extensive halls, logistics and open spaces, where tailor-made solutions are offered for customers from industry, trade or service. Early in the 1970s NÜRLAG bridged the gap between the bulk goods and port handling business and the freight forwarding and logistics business. (An important pillar was and is the company’s own fleet, wherewith today the freight forwarding services are spread throughout the entire Bavarian region and far abroad.) It is not a matter of course that in a formally rather classically shaped port hub, mass goods such as fertilizers, coal and agricultural goods are now being processed alongside complex consumer goods for end users.

DTU Donau-Transport- und Umschlagsgesellschaft mbH, Regensburg:

The DTU was founded in 1998 and now fifty percent belongs to MSG and fifty percent to Kuehne + Nagel. It is located in Regensburg’s Westhafen and controls most of the harbour area. The DTU is not only a strategic interface to ensure the difficult Danube water levels for the shareholders’ shipping companies, but it has also developed into a modern, efficient logistics service provider for third-party customers. Since Regensburg was defined by the Bavarian government as an important salt storage location, logistics with de-icing salts play an important role. Here too, the DTU is a reliable partner in the supply chain of the salt industry. Their engagement and strong commitment to the harbour and shipping area of Regensburg will be documented by extensive new investments in the space, buildings and halls over the next few years.

Panta Rhei Befrachtungs- und Speditions GmbH und PR Shipping Speditions GmbH,Brunn am Gebirge

Panta Rhei was founded by Mr. Dieter Illmayer in 1998 and along with PR Shipping has developed into one of the specialized companies on the lower Danube as well as in the Danube maritime transport. PR is well established with its customers in industry, agriculture, commerce and forwarding and is present at all important junctions along the Danube to the Black Sea. Panta Rhei also has an excellent operational network, both from the firm’s own house operators, as well as from big inland shipping companies. Today, in addition to the MSG, Kuehne + Nagel Euroshipping as well as Mr. Dieter Illmayer are active partners in the PR. All three form a strong network in order to offer customers a full logistic service throughout the Danube and beyond. For the MSG, the Panta Rhei thus acts as an important strategic bridgehead to South-East Europe and the Black Sea.

Constellation Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH, Wien:

Vienna was and is, among other things, an important location for inland waterway transport in Central Europe. And so, at the beginning of the 2000s, the MSG set up the Constellation shipping company with other partners from the transport industry. Today, the MSG is active along with another partner in the Constellation and operates inland shipping transport on Europe’s waterways.

Further investments are also held in various shipping and freight companies, including Nautica Binnenscheepvaart B.V., in Zwijndrecht and the Europart Europäische Partikulier-Ltd. in Würzburg.