What gets us fired up
Providing our customers the best possible support at all times — that’s the philosophy we live by at CET-Hamburg. We do it with lots of expertise, complete dedication — in the evenings and on weekends, too — together with our partners, whom we treat fairly as part of our team. The entire team will stop at nothing to provide our customers the best possible options. We get a kick out of fielding the really tricky questions. We’re not satisfied if we are unable or not permitted to help.
100% Action !
We deliver around the clock - in real. At least of member of the CET-Team is always available and can act immediately. Recently we could proof this again: After a collision on a river a ship manager called us Thursday afternnoon. On Friday owner learned that the previously booked company, not arranged by CET, did not have a berth for repairs - but mentioned this only Friday afternoon to the owner. Great to have CET as partner: Around 19:00 we started to engage our network and by 23:00 we received the order by the owner. Next day morning time, a Saturday, the vessel was already alongside and repairs started. Needless to say, that the repair was finished one day ahead of schedule and in budget. Again we had the great feeling of true support given to a client - Yesss !
45 years dedicated to ships
It’s how we’ve been working for quite some time now. CET-Hamburg was founded in 1970 as Continental Equipment and Trading GmbH (CET) by Wilmut Grünewald. For over 45 years, we’ve worked for shipping lines and dockyards — based in Hamburg, active around the globe.
In the first 30 years, CET general manager Uwe Fischer and owner Wilmut Grünewald earned a name for themselves in the market. When Mr. Grünewald entered retirement, leaving the company in 2012, Birk Fleischer took the helm as managing director. He has continued in the founder’s footsteps, leading CET as a neutral, fully independent enterprise focused on its customers while establishing new standards and services met with enthusiasm by shipping lines and dockyards.