Bernd von Blomberg Schiffsmakler Gmbh was founded in 1967 by Mr Bernd von Blomberg. Together with his partner Anker Kolen based in Rotterdam the key and initial centre of attention has been the Coal and Oil business which provided the company with a strong foundation and gave the opportunity to explore further market structures.

In 1969 Clarksons, London joined the shareholders group, followed by Klaus Kreft in 1970. Having the two new partners at his side, the company developed an expertise in the grain business as a further column of acitvities and guaranteed a wide stream of information flow.

In February 1993 Michael Neu took over as the managing director after Mr Kreft and Mr von Blomberg resigned. And a new constellation of shareholders has been constructed:

– Anker Kolen, Rotterdam
– Transocean Maritime, Monaco (www.transocean.mc)
– Michael Neu, managing director of BVB, Hamburg

In August 2004 von Blomberg opened up the first FFA (Freight Forward Agreement) broking desk in Germany, taking advantage of having the opportunity to combine the physical market knowledge with the freight derivatives.

In January 2007 the share of Anker Kolen, Rotterdam has been taken over by Michael Neu and Transocean, Monaco.

This combination of experience and information streamline does allow us to serve our clients needs, being one of the leading independent dry-shipbroking companies world-wide.

The highly specialized team is able to serve in the drybulk section – covering charterers, owners and operators needs and therefore operating on Capes, Panamaxes, Handymaxes as well as Handies with great capability.


Starting with 4 physical brokers, the proven to be successful strategies and strong relationship to existing clients as also striving activities towards new customers has allowed us to strengthen the chartering team to 7 physical brokers and a superb back office team.


At the beginning of February 2013 Bernhard von Blomberg Gesellschaft für maritimen Handelsverkehr mbH was established based on the extremely successful foundation of Bernhard von Blomberg Schiffsmakler GmbH

Therefore the company profile is presented as follows:






We are proud that Bernhard von Blomberg Gesellschaft für maritimen Handelsverkehr mbH is able to offer an all-embracing service for all our international shipping clients.