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Fr. Meyer’s Sohn (FMS) is a family­-owned global forwarding company. We are one of the 10 largest sea freight forwarding companies worldwide. Tailored customer solutions across all modes of transport are also part of our product portfolio, as is the optimization of supply chains. More than 1.000 transport and logistics specialists in over 25 countries care about your concerns.


> 1 billion sales
> 25 countries
> 800.000 TEU/YEAR
> 50 Locations

> 1.000 logistic experts

46% female experts
54% male experts


Hamburg | Germany

Our mission


We are a family business with 125 years of reliable customer relationships.

We don't want to be the biggest, but the best in what we do. That's why we go in for customer proximity, reliability and performance above average.
Additionally we apply market leading digital technologies to increase the value of our customers supply chains in long term. 
Our sustainable success is based upon the loyalty of our highly qualified employees, our shareholders and our transportation partners.

Our stance



Friendliness, politness, and respect are a matter of course for us - regardless of hierarchies and cultures. We pay attention to these values worldwide, both among employees and in the selection of partners.


As a partner on equal footing we place great value on reliability, honesty, and trust. We believe in developing opportunities together. Naturally, these principles don‘t only apply during the contact with customers and partners, but also within the company.

Willingness to perform

Every day we work to provide you with the best services and solutions. This can only happen through commitment, courage, and dedication – characteristics embodied by each of our employees. As a company we allow the necessary freedom for this and promote motivation.


We assume responsibility in every respect for our customers, partners, and colleagues. For us, ethical awareness and human activity must meet ecologically-­sustainable planning, continuous employee development, and a sense of duty toward customers’ goods and data

Benefits for our customers and partners


Straightforwardness is our trademark.

We are known for our rapid, easily understandable, and integrated full­-service solutions – they form the core of our day­-to-­day work. You have one contact person for all of your needs and profit from a comfortable all­-in-­one solution.

Straightforwardness is our trademark.
  • We make clear decisions and answer quickly
  • We offer easily comprehensive services
  • Our customers receive a single contact person to handle all their concerns
  • Our internal processes are handy and transparent
  • Our lean structure facilitates a straightforward cooperation and short decision-­making channels
Taking care is our daily business.

Taking care of it is our daily business. We are passionate service providers. Highly­-complex global supply chains do not always function smoothly. That is when we take care of things.

Taking care is our daily business.
  • We will take care of it right away, if things go wrong in customers supply chains
  • We know which transport option, which carrier or which way is the best for each commodity, requirement or price
  • We are interested in our customers’ customers
  • We know our customers and their requirements
  • We have specific country knowledge
  • We consult and support our customers from a neutral perspective
Industry knowledge is our tradition.

Traditionally we place great value on industry, process, and product knowledge. Due to our proximity to customers and goods, we know exactly which sustainable transport options are the right ones for your requirements and products. 

Industry knowledge is our tradition.
  • We know our customers, their commodities, their processes and requests
  • We have special security knowledge about commodities, which minimizes the risk
  • We are one with the customer
  • Our industry focus enables specialization
  • Our advanced training extend or know how
Optimization is our strength.

We increase the performance and therefore the value of our customers’ supply chains. We show our expertise in the improvement of service and transit times or the reduction of costs as necessary for specific needs. Our innovative EDP solutions make a decisive contribution towards this. 

Optimization is our strength.
  • We have an integral view on processes and always search for the most efficient solution
  • We consult our customers and optimize their expenditure
  • We counter plan deviations quickly
  • We point out potential for improvement
  • Our SCM Tool analyses customer data and identifies areas with optimization potential
  • Our open communication facilitates internal optimization
Nimbleness is the foundation of our success.

Thanks to lean structures we are able to make quick decisions for the successful completion of projects. We are flexible and offer digital and individualized processes and quick adaptations for your requirements.

Nimbleness is the foundation of our success.
  • We provide quick feedback, answers and short decision making channels to our customers
  • We support our customers actively and help them to solve their problems
  • We do not have rigid methods allowing us to provide individual tailored solutions
  • Our lean structure facilitates short decision-­making
  • Our employees enjoy a high freedom regarding their decisions and actions
  • „I enjoy a fantastic work environment with great team-mates, always willing to help you in difficult moments. And on top this is a job which is never boring and that challenges you constantly and we all are empowered to take over responsibility and ownership. “

    Ruben | Customer Service | Spain | Barcelona
  • „FMS is a great company to work for. Even though the work we do can be fast paced, it’s a really pleasant environment with good people and great workplace culture. “

    Henny | Finance | Indonesia | Jakarta
  • „Living and working without prejudice, that's what makes FMS the best employer for me. Everyone can be the way they want to be.“

    Michael | Customer Service | Germany | Hamburg
  • „Fr. Meyer’s Sohn takes care of its employees. Therefore, I love being a part of the FMS-Family. We enjoy a very good leadership which guides by great and important values and provides empowerment to every team member.“

    Miriam | Customer Service | Spain | Barcelona
  • „At FMS we have the liberty of expressing ourselves to all levels and share new ideas which could help the company’s growth. At the same time this motivates us to think out of the box.  If someone wants to gain experience in logistics I would recommend FMS as the best workplace.“

    Deepak | Customer Service | India | Mumbai
Our responsibility


Our company's fundamental stance is one of responsibility and holistic thinking. Already today, we are thinking and acting with consideration for the world of tomorrow. This is something we implement systematically, from our collaboration with our customers to building up our sites around the world and, in particular, how we treat our employees.

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founder Fr. Meyer’s Sohn
Our history


"The success of our company is directly linked to the many dedicated people, their commitment and their ideas. They make Fr. Meyer's Sohn what it is today," says Heiko Voigt, Managing Director/CEO of the company.

Our history

Our locations


We are on site for you worldwide. Each location and its teams are important to us, so we would like to introduce them to you.

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Our current news

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Fr. Meyer's Sohn Acquires Majority Stake in Project Locistics Company Breeze (Germany) GmbH

The Hamburg-based logistics company Fr. Meyer‘ Sohn has acquired the majority of shares in the Hamburg project logistics company BREEZE (Germany) GmbH.


Fr. Meyer's Sohn acquires Swedish freight forwarder C Land Logistics

Fr. Meyer's Sohn strengthens its network in Northern Europe. The Hamburg-based logistics company has completed the acquisition of the Swedish freight fowarder C Land Logistic.


Collaboration | Automating Information Extraction in Logistics

Streamlining Information Extraction with GPT-Powered Solution through our partner theBlue.ai GmbH.


New Branch | Fr. Meyer's Sohn Poland

Opening of FMS Gdansk | Poland


Collaboration | First digital end-to-end trading transaction

First digital end-to-end trade transaction completed using trace:original, with multiple parties and document types including eBL.


Rotterdam | Netherlands

We are there for you worldwide. Every location and its teams are important to us, so we would like to introduce them to you.


Bangkok | Thailand

We are there for you worldwide. Every location and its teams are important to us, so we would like to introduce them to you.


Valencia | Spain

We are there for you worldwide. Every location and its teams are important to us, so we would like to introduce them to you.


Madrid | Spain

We are there for you worldwide. Every location and its teams are important to us, so we would like to introduce them to you.


transport logistic 2023 | Munich Fair

We are looking forward to welcoming all visitors at our booth!

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Bilbao | Spain

We are there for you worldwide. Every location and its teams are important to us, so we would like to introduce them to you.


Arnstadt | Germany

We are there for you worldwide. Every location and its teams are important to us, so we would like to introduce them to you.