On 1 March 1931 the company G. Hinrichs & Co. is founded as a “general partnership” in Hamburg. The owner and provider of the company’s name is Gustav Hinrichs.
With effect of 13 March 1934 the company becomes a member of Verein Hamburger Spediteure e.V. (VHSp), the association of Hamburg-based forwarding companies and the agents representing their interests, which was founded in 1884.
Rolf Hinrichs, the son of the company’s founder, joins his father’s Company.
Rolf Hinrichs and Helmut Schreier become partners in the Company.
The international forwarding business is enhanced to include the chartering of maritime ships.
Founding of the company BALTIC SEACARGO AGENCY GmbH and the development of throughout shipment operations from Scandinavia, primarily from Sweden and Finland. Appointed as the managing directors of this business segment are the co-founder and shipping agent Dieter Vagt and his daughter Kerstin.
In the same year Gustav Hinrichs leaves the company for age reasons and transfers the managing director duties to his son Rolf and his son-in-law Helmut Schreier.
The legal form of the company is changed from general partnership to company with limited liability.
Helmut Schreier leaves the Company.
Captain Thomas Pötzsch joins the company as partner and is appointed managing director.
Division of the corporate activities into the newly founded companies:
- G. Hinrichs & Co. Spedition GmbH for the logistical division and
- G. Hinrichs & Co. Shipping GmbH for the shipping division.
For the logistical division Mr Heiner Klocke is appointed as managing partner.
Founding of the company G. Hinrichs & Co. (ASIA) Ltd. in Hong Kong. Further offices are opened in Shanghai und Beijing.
Merging of BALTIC SEACARGO AGENCY GmbH with G. Hinrichs & Co Spedition GmbH.
Rolf Hinrichs stands down as managing director. Dominique Neumann is appointed as a further managing director of G. Hinrichs & Co. Spedition GmbH.
Death of Rolf Hinrichs on 6 January.
Following Mr Heiner Klocke’s retirement, Captain Thomas Pötzsch becomes the sole partner. The restructuring of the corporate group is planned and implemented.
The following companies are renamed:
G. HINRICHS & CO SHIPPING GmbH is renamed G. HINRICHS SHIPPING GmbH
G. HINRICHS & CO SPEDITION GmbH is renamed G. HINRICHS LOGISTIC GmbH
G. HINRICHS & CO GmbH is renamed C|T|P SUPPORT GMBH.
At the same time further companies are founded: CTP MARINE GMBH and CTP SERVICE GMBH
G. HINRICHS LOGISTIC GmbH founds its own air freight department with IATA agency.
The renaming of the company from G. Hinrichs & Co. (ASIA) Ltd. to CTP CARGO l TRANS l POOL (Asia) Ltd. is followed by the founding in the same year of a further branch office in Xingang, Tianjin Province.
Move of the CTP - CARGO | TRANS | POOL companies to their current head office in Rellingen, to the north of Hamburg. For the registered head office of the corporate group, a villa dating back to 1907 is extensively renovated and redesigned, whereby at the front the old façade is retained and built on to it at the back is a modern new construction in the shape of a ship.
Together with the company’s partner Rheintrans B.V., Rotterdam, +Service to Logistic GmbH is founded in Duisburg. With its own warehousing and outdoor store as well as rail sidings and an indirect water connection, the company specialises in transhipment, storage and the processing of minerals, bulk goods and part loads.
Founding of the new companies CTP SUPPORT HOLSTEIN GMBH and CTP SUPPORT ROTTERDAM B.V.
Finally, the next restructuring step involves the renaming of the following companies:
+Service to Logistic GmbH in CTP SUPPORT DUISBURG GMBH
G. HINRICHS SHIPPING GmbH to CTP SHIPPING GMBH
G. HINRICHS LOGISTIC GmbH to CTP LOGISTIC GMBH
CTP CARGO l TRANS l POOL (Asia) Ltd to CTP SUPPORT ASIA LTD.