07 Feb 2023

Jürgen Albersmann becomes CEO of Contargo

New organisational structure at Contargo

In a globally volatile market environment, the Contargo Group looks back on a challenging business year for intermodal transport services. Ove the past twelve months, substantially reduced barge capacities due to the need for coal and grain transports, Low Water, rising energy prices and wage costs, as well as increasing numbers of rail transport disruptions, have made us into crisis managers and problem-solvers. Thanks to the untiring efforts of our employees and the close communication with loyal customers like yourselves, we have succeeded in mastering the situation together.

In future, too, we want to continue to grow to meet your demands and create important perspectives for you and for our employees. We continually consider possibilities for development, and where there is a need for action, we implement sustainable changes. One of these changes is about to take place shortly. On 1 March 2023 we want to transfer our Contargo Group to a new, functional management structure. Not only will this have a positive impact on our processes, and thus for you as our customers – it will also enhance our attractiveness for employees and partners. And it will put us in an even better position to set new standards and stimulate innovations throughout the sector.

What does the new organisational structure look like?

We have decided to appoint Jürgen Albersmann as CEO of Contargo. In future he will be the head of a Management Board comprising three other people apart from himself: Marcel Hulsker, who will manage the functions of Transport, Marketing and Sales, and will also be deputy to the CEO; Uwe Storch (from 1.3.2023), who will take on the functions of Finances, HR and Corporate Services; and  Holger Bochow (from 1.8.2023), who will take over the Terminal Network function from Thomas Löffler.
Thomas Löffler is stepping aside after 20 years as Spokesman of the Management, and in a transitional phase will operatively manage the area of Terminals, in order to implement our wish for a stronger regionalisation of the terminal locations. According to the present status of planning, Thomas Löffler will retire from the Management of Contargo by the summer of 2024.  We are extremely grateful to Thomas Löffler. With his drive and dedication, he has decisively brought our enterprise forward!

We are convinced that the new Management Board around Jürgen Albersmann will successfully guide our enterprise into the future, and will purposefully implement the necessary measures for an attractive intermodal product offer. Our services will of course continue to be available to you in the customary high quality. Your contact partners will remain the same.

We would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for your loyalty, and we look forward to continuing our trustful cooperation.

Warm regards

Your Contargo Management

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