Their new Managing Director Mr. Johann Padding will succeed Michael Guttrof, who left the company at the end of March 2022
Kopf & Lübben GmbH, a Coop member in Hamburg, Bremen, and Frankfurt, has taken on a new Managing Director. Mr. Johann Padding will assume the post of Managing Director from September 2022 along with Thomas Manigk. Until his start on September 1, 2022, Thomas Manigk will be the sole Managing Director at Kopf & Lübben GmbH.
Mr. Padding will succeed Mr. Michael Guttrof, who left Kopf & Lübben GmbH, after serving the company for 13 years.
Mr. Padding has worked in this industry since completing his logistics studies in the Netherlands and he brings a wealth of experience with him. After moving to Germany, Johan Padding initially worked for some well-known shipping lines before joining an owner-operated freight forwarding company in 2001. After its takeover by Kerry Logistics in 2012, Johan Padding became the branch manager for Bremen and Hamburg from 2015.
As stated by Mr. Manigk, the Managing Director of Kopf & Lübben GmbH, “We are very pleased to have gained such an experienced and well-respected person for Kopf & Lübben. In his role as Managing Director, Mr. Padding will provide operational and strategic leadership and drive the development of the company’s ocean freight, air freight, road, and rail transportation. Additionally, he will also take charge of the partner management of our worldwide agents and suppliers as well as the IT department.”
Wishing Kopf & Lübben GmbH all the best for their future endeavours!
The oversized cargo which weighed 23,800 Kg was moved from Frankfurt to Miami
Qualified Cargo Solutions, a Coop member in Frankfurt, Germany, has recently transported a huge grinding machine for aircraft from Germany to the USA. The cargo measured 405 x 398 x 236 cm and had a weight of 23,800 kg. “Handling a shipment of this size can be a tricky job but thanks to our experience with the aerospace industry for more than 40 years, we have terminated the task successfully.” says Mr. Carsten Ehmke, the Vice Branch Manager of Qualified Cargo Solutions.
The oversized cargo was required to be moved from the Frankfurt area to Bremerhaven in 4 trace vehicles with special permission just for night-time use. From Bremerhaven, the shipment was handled as ocean freight and it was delivered on time to the consignee in Miami, USA. Mr. Ehmke further adds, “I’d like to congratulate my entire team for pulling off this project successfully. We are very enthusiastic about all the business opportunities coming our way!”
Congratulations to Qualified Cargo Solutions GMBH for a job well done!
TSI Internationale Spedition und Handels GmbH, a COOP representative in Frankfurt, is part way through a project on behalf of a museum in Corning New Jersey, USA. Part one already completed last year, the most recent stage consisted of glass windows packed into seaworthy crates, as well as 15 x 40ft OT (over-height up to 340cm) and 1 x 20ft OT of airfreight.
“As I’m sure many agents will know, shipping oversize items to the USA can be a bit of a headache and of course the windows could neither be delivered too soon nor too late as this was a brand new building,” explained Uwe Schaedler, Managing Director. He continued, “So with some careful planning from our team with regards to permits in both Germany and the USA, we were able to get the timing and just right”.
With another good job under their belts, the TSI Internationale Spedition und Handels GmbH team will be handling the final part of this shipment shortly, the planning already under way.
We invite all members with shipments from or to Germany by air or ocean to get in touch with the team.