Our operational strengths

  • Forest products distribution
    Scandinavia - Central Europe
  • RoRo hub
    Scandinavia / Baltic States / Russia
  • Trimodal hinterland logistics
  • General / High & Heavy / Project cargo handling

LHG in detail

Lübecker Hafen-Gesellschaft mbH (LHG) runs the public-sector ports docks in the Hanseatic City of Lübeck and is Germany's largest port operator on the Baltic. LHG (founded on 31.12.1934) is owned by the Hanseatic City of Lübeck. Prof. Dr. Sebastian Jürgens and Ortwin Harms are its Managing Directors.

Alongside its core business, port cargo handling, stowage and warehousing, along with its subsidiaries and affiliates LHG as a modern logistics group offers a broad range of services.

 European Cargo Logistics GmbH (ECL), for example, is one of the leading European service providers for the distribution of forest products. In addition, ECL has established itself in the areas of Third Party logistics as well as supply chain management. ECL is also active as an operator of rail hinterland services, largely via the intermodal terminal on Skandinavienkai operated by Baltic Rail Gate GmbH (BRG), and interlinks the three modes of transport: ship, rail and road. This guarantees a highly efficient and environmentally friendly stream of goods flows to and from various destinations all over Europe.

Another LHG Group affiliate is Lübeck Distribution Gesellschaft mbH (LDG). Whenever handling and distribution of loose general cargo, heavy or project cargo are required, LDG is the right provider. Whether steel, crated machinery parts or crates are involved, transhipment of such items from railcars and trucks on to ships is LDG's everyday business.

All kinds of technical services are offered by LHG Service-Gesellschaft mbH (SG) and Nordic Rail Service GmbH (NRS).  The range extends from repair and maintenance work for vehicles and equipment to value added services for new vehicles to supply of its own locomotives for shunting and mainline traction. An workshop partnership with ad-Truckdrive and the authorized service partnership with Schmitz Cargobull as well as a railcar workshop for the maintenance and repair of goods wagons complete the range.

Lübeck - Germany’s largest RoRo-port operator on the Baltic Sea

The Port of Lübeck is the most southwesterly transhipment centre on the Baltic and performs the function of a hub for the transport corridors between Southern, Western and Central Europe and the Baltic economic area. 

LHG's terminals offer up to 80 departures a week to 20 partner ports around the Baltic and therefore guarantee the highest possible delivery reliability. They accordingly contribute decisively to making European cargo flows secure.

Lübeck's strength in that respect consists of its Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) services, or freight in rapid transit, rolling on to and off vessels on trucks or shipping units. Individually tuned logistics systems guarantee customers optimal transport conditions on 365 days per year.  

As its second vital mainstay, the Port of Lübeck offers all the advantages of a logistics centre notable for both quality and expertise. That applies especially to such forest products as paper and cellulose. Lübeck is of immense importance as the largest handling and distribution centre in Europe for the Swedish and Finnish paper industry.

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