Bertling specialises in safe, effective and timely delivery of cargo to challenging or remote locations, whether across difficult terrains or seas. Through initiative, foresight and expertise, Bertling has developed the robust global business that it is today; business with strength provided by a diverse client base and geographical spread that is underpinned by financial stability and well-managed risk exposure.
Friedrich Heinrich Bertling founded Bertling in 1865, more than 150 years ago and it remains a privately owned company. Bertling has since grown into a global company with 54 offices and operating in 30 countries, spread across 5 global regions. Today, the Bertling Group employs over 700 people, providing expertise in ship broking, freight forwarding and naval architecture, supported by its own in house IT company (Besitec), legal and accountancy departments.
The Bertling Group 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. These organisational strengths enable Bertling to respond rapidly and comprehensively to business opportunities and challenges, and foster an atmosphere of innovation and enterprise.