Friedrich Heinrich Bertling founded Bertling more than 150 years ago, as a company which owned and operated ships in order to provide transport links throughout Scandinavia and the Baltic Seas. From this simple beginning, Bertling has grown into a global company with more than 45 offices in 26 countries, spread across 5 global regions. Bertling has an established reputation for excellence in the fields of ship owning, chartering, transport logistics and project freight management.
Today, Bertling employs over 700 people in its organisation, providing expertise in ship broking, freight forwarding and naval architecture, supported by in-house IT, legal and accountancy departments.
Bertling is passionate about remaining an independent and privately-owned company. Since its foundation the shareholders have always been directly and actively involved in the management and direction of the company. It is in this approach to its business that Bertling is able to demonstrate unequivocally its commitment to ownership of everything that it does. Bertling's success is derived from being a company with a flat organisational structure and significant senior management autonomy. Bertling promotes the development of in-house resources and expertise.
Together these organisational strengths enable Bertling to respond rapidly and comprehensively to business opportunities and challenges, and foster an atmosphere of innovation and enterprise.