Looking beyond logistics, our culture, is deeply rooted in our history of and carries the typical Rotterdam’s entrepreneurial mentality, while blending it with the experience of our global reach and personal touch.
On October 27th in the year 1960, Mr. Aad Broekman registered Broekman Motorships N.V. in the Rotterdam chamber of commerce. As an independent shipping agent, Broekman Logistics specialised in shipping breakbulk cargo and cars. On January 17th 1961, the Wasaborg sails into the Nieuwe Waterweg, carrying 250 tons of conventional cargo and eighteen cars, marking our first success story.
The story continues: with an entrepreneurial mindset, we started to grow internationally. We always have been looking beyond. We saw the opportunities to add value to our partners’ supply chains and invested in terminals, where we modified our partners’ goods. From here, we moved into even more complex supply chains and started warehouse operations in the Machinery, Industrial and Chemical segments, while remaining loyal to our entrepreneurial spirit, which formed Broekman Logistics in its early days.