The HUGO STINNES SCHIFFAHRT GmbH traces their roots back to the year 1820, when Matthias Stinnes (1790 - 1845) established his first Rhine River Barge Company, a fleet of 66 vessels, dedicated for his own coal transport.
Hugo Stinnes ( 1870 - 1924), one of Germany's most influential and controversial entrepreneurs, founded a Transatlantic shipping company, the HUGO STINNES SCHIFFAHRT Gesellschaft in 1907, in order to be independent from the European energy resources.
Today, a 100 years later, the core service of HUGO STINNES SCHIFFAHRT is still crossing the Atlantic Ocean as one of the leading MPP Liner Services in this area. The service is operated by 2-3 multipurpose vessels and serves the trade between North Europe and Mexico vice versa.
A second "Atlantic" Service between North Europe and South Africa is a weekly FCL Trade on slot-charter basis.