In the 60’s, with the growth of global trade and import of cars from all over the world, three business families see the opportunity for an independent shipping agent in the port of Rotterdam to take care of their interests. Amongst them was the Geuther family, the current sole shareholder of Broekman Logistics. With an entrepreneurial spirit and full of confidence, the families ask Aad Broekman to lead this enterprise.
On October 27th 1960, Aad Broekman becomes the name giver of the newly formed company, by entering the “Scheepvaartmaatschappij Broekman Motorships N.V.” in the register of companies in Rotterdam.
The true success story of Broekman Logistics starts on January 17th 1961. The M/S Wasaborg sails into the Nieuwe Waterweg and she carries 250 tons of conventional cargo and eighteen cars, with guidance of the Broekman team.