Eurokai GmbH & Co. KGaA
The firm had its beginnings in the barge business on the Elbe which Cordt Eckelmann started in 1865. For nearly 100 years harbour shipping was the main business. Eurokai KGaA was formally founded in 1961 by Kurt Eckelmann, a truly innovative pioneer who built up a multi-purpose terminal to participate in the nascent container business. Today, through Eurogate and Contship Italia holding companies, it operates and controls the largest container terminal network in Europe. Eurokai is now managed by Thomas Eckelmann, the fifth generation of the founding family, who joined the company in 1982. His vision of and entrepreneurial commitment to the development of Italian container terminal business was given official recognition in June 2006, when he was made a "Commendatore" of the Italian Republic (Order of Merit). Eurokai is listed on the German stock exchange and in the mid – 1990s combined its activities with the BLG Logistics Group, founding Eurogate.
EUROKAI: from a tradition of innovation.
Eurogate GmbH & Co. KGaA, KG
EUROGATE is now Europe's leading container-terminal and logistics group, also achieving a high ranking globally. The company's head office is in the Free and Hanseatic City of Bremen. EUROGATE operates facilities in Germany (Bremerhaven, Hamburg, Wilhelmshaven), Russia (Ust Luga), Morocco (Tangier) and Portugal (Lisbon) and holds a 33.4% stake in Contship Italia Group.
EUROGATE: moving the global economy.