• Air freight


  • Rail transport from/to China


  • Land transport


  • Storage/handling

    We'll tackle it for you

Global logistics from a single source

Your reliable partner since 1972

As an international freight forwarder, we have been active in the fields of sea, air and land transport for over 50 years and also use rail transport along the Silk Road to and from China. With more than 200 high-performance partners, we are represented in all major trading centres around the world in order to offer our customers a global and market-oriented service.

Modern management and over five decades of experience are the basis for our customers‘ trust. Today we are an expanding, international freight forwarding company.

We can do that

As an international freight forwarder, we are active worldwide in the following areas:

Sea freight

We are your global logistics partner for container shipments, both for full containers and consolidated containers. With specialised containers such as reefer, open top and flat rack, we offer flexible solutions.

On the import side, we offer shipments in consolidated containers from many countries in Asia, the USA and South America. We can handle your imports for you with our reliable network of agents in almost every country in the world and ensure on-time shipments and deliveries. Cross trade shipments on a neutral bill of lading with direct dispatch to your overseas customers are also part of our business.

On the export side, we offer ex-works acceptance for general cargo and full containers from all Western European countries with direct shipping via the most favourable port. In particular, we also offer groupage container shipments from Hamburg to around 200 harbour locations worldwide. We offer our own NVOCC service under the name „GCS Gallmeister Consolidation Service“. Our qualified warehousing partners handle the stowage of containers, even for the largest and most difficult packages.

Customs clearance is also one of the services we provide ourselves in Germany.

Air freight

We organise air freight shipments for imports and exports worldwide. Thanks to our reliable and worldwide network of agents, we can take care of your imports and guarantee punctual loading and delivery. We take care of electronic customs clearance at German airports. For exports, we take care of loading from the delivery plant in Western Europe with direct dispatch via the nearest airport. For important destinations, we also offer groupage shipments from German airports. Our services also include cost-effective door-to-door transport insurance cover for every air freight consignment.

Rail transport from/to China

We arrange your shipments quickly and with low emissions in full containers or as groupage shipments by rail on the Silk Road to and from China. Thanks to the high-speed trains, the transit time is only 12-14 days. The transport of heavy goods in particular is predestined for the railway. From Hamburg and Duisburg, we organise shipments to and from China.

Land transport

We provide efficient and punctual transport within Germany and throughout Europe by rail, inland waterway and lorry. Our services include general cargo, full loads and container transport. Groupage options for general cargo shipments as well as special journeys for urgent goods throughout Europe are available. We offer reliable solutions for heavy goods transport and overwidths.

In addition to transport, we offer comprehensive warehousing services.


In the area of storage and handling, we offer the loading and unloading of containers, storage, handling, order picking, sorting and labelling. Even the handling of goods with excess width and height poses no problems for us.

Project business

We coordinate the precise picking and packing of goods in line with deadlines with suppliers, warehouses, quay operators, authorities, shipping companies and recipients. Securing cargo space, organising pre- and on-carriage, and expertise in shipping unusually sized goods are essential. Our experience and local partnerships guarantee optimal shipping and transport options.

We are regularly requested for heavy lift shipments and project shipments. Our integrated transport solutions for bulky and heavy goods by sea, air and land are based on house-to-house services. In all cases, we offer cost-effective door-to-door transport insurance, especially for challenging shipments.

Customs - Clearance

For imports, we are happy to take care of customs clearance for free circulation or forward your goods in transit to third countries.
On the export side, we can, if necessary, prepare the export documents and take care of export customs clearance at the port of departure or at the airport.

Transport insurance

Our services also include cost-effective door-to-door transport insurance cover for every transport.

With over 150 strong partners worldwide, we offer a global service and a broad, market-orientated range of services. The trust of our customers is based on modern management, committed employees and over 50 years of experience.

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