Crisis Automobile terminal Bremerhaven

The crisis in automobile handling in Bremerhaven is coming to a head. After a job security agreement with significant losses for the employees of the car terminal had just come into force at the beginning of June, the handling company BLG Logistics is now taking even more radical measures in view of the high losses.

As the company announced on Wednesday, the operational management of the Bremerhaven car terminal was replaced in order to initiate a fundamental restructuring.

It is said that the forthcoming reorganization at the car terminal could affect processes, organization as well as management and shareholder structures. The primary goal is to stabilize the Bremerhaven location financially and make it competitive without the need for a long-term job security contract. More than 1,600 people work at the Autoterminal Bremerhaven.

The car terminal made a loss of 11.5 million euros last year. The company cited a significant drop in handling volumes to 1.7 million vehicles and special expenses due to the corona pandemic as justification.

The general economic conditions are likely to deteriorate even further, warns the BLG board of directors in view of the chip crisis in car production and falling new car registrations in Germany. By the end of April, vehicle handling in Bremerhaven fell again this year by 12 percent to a good 547,000 units. Furthermore, according to BLG, market conditions would be adversely affected by the energy crisis.