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Shipping Agency/Seaport Forwarding

The Shipping Agency/Seaport Forwarding's core service is the transloading of bulk goods – whether as internal supplier for the K+S Group, carrying salt and fertilizer, or for external clients, carrying iron ore, coal, plaster board, chemicals, steel and rolled goods or forestry products.

The Shipping Agency/Seaport Forwarding section has many years of experience in a range of logistics fields, like shipping agency work, seaport forwarding, storage, transloading, freighting and logistics administration.

Quality assurance for the shipping agency/seaport forwarder is ensured via a quality management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 1111.

Services available

In the three German seaports of Hamburg, Rostock and Wismar the Shipping Agency/Seaport Forwarding ship clearance team is available to ship owners day and night. They assist over 750 ships a year, with a total capacity of over 5 million tonnes. Shipping Agency/Seaport Forwarding's employees work closely with the appropriate clearance team and take care of all formalities, documentation and customers procedures for the client. Transloading operations are carried out in close co-operation with the relevant port companies, who have access to a wide range of transloading facilities and storage options.

The Shipping Agency/Seaport Forwarding is your partner for:

  • Loading/unloading to dedicated transloading storage facilities in the seaports of Hamburg, Rostock and Wismar
  • Planning and customer service
  • Organizing pre- and post-carriage, along with other logistics services
  • Storage and product-specific ancillary services (e.g. screening, packing)
  • Clearance of incoming and outgoing ships
  • Customs processing of imports and exports
  • Draft reports, checking and tallying, expert appraisal, etc., in conjunction with external partners


Büro Kalikai
Agency Hamburg
Blumensand 27
21107 Hamburg
Telephone: +49 40752750
Fax: +49 4075275190

Büro Wismar
Agency Wismar
Kopenhagener Straße – Hafenhaus
23966 Wismar
Telephone: +493841250174
Fax: +493841250178

German Freight Forwarders’ Standard Terms and Conditions

The Shipping Agency/Seaport Forwarding section of the Transport Unit of K+S KALI GmbH operates exclusively in accordance with the German Freight Forwarders’ Standard Terms and Conditions (allgemeine deutsche Spediteur- Bedingungen: ADSp).

General Terms and Conditions for Ship Brokers and Ship Agents in Germany (pdf)