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Royal Burger Group is a privately owned company, with nearly 200 transport experts. Its headquarters is in the Netherlands. The group consists of 25 offices in 9 countries – the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. We are continuously looking for opportunities to expand our unique network. Our strength lies in the dedication, skills and knowledge of our staff. Highly experienced specialists that together provide a wide range of services to ensure that your freight is transported quickly and efficiently to, from and through Europe and around the world.

Every way we can.

At Royal Burger Group, we specialize in maritime and logistics services. Through these fields of expertise we are able to provide all ships and cargo services for our valued customers. The purpose of Royal Burger Group is to make global business easy, relieving our customers from their worries concerning valuable cargo. Every way we can.

Why this slogan? First of all, it’s down to earth. Meaning we are going to help you in every way we can. You can rely on it. From dawn till dusk. At the end of the day it’s done. Secondly, it’s about group effort. Meaning we are going to blend our different logistic capabilities into one effective solution for your cargo transport. We are going to find the best solution in every way that we can. From start to finish. Making sure you are never disappointed. And finally, it’s about people. About us, working for you. Not letting you down. Knowing very well what we are doing. Experts giving their best in every way that they can. From tip to toe. Because you are always on our minds.

Our history

In 1772 the Burger name was recorded in the annals of shipping agencies for the very first time. The company name was changed to Burger & Sons in 1805. In 1837 the company acquired the agency of a liner service between Scotland and England. Steam vessels were a big breakthrough for the entire shipping world and Burger also benefitted from this success. As from1850 many liner services with steam vessels were handled by the shipping agent.

In the first half of the nineteenth century Burger was not only a shipping agent but also a carrier with sailing ships. In 1880 it was decided to focus more on agencies. In 1906 Burger obtained the agency for the Finland-Line. There were liner services from India and Pakistan to Rotterdam (carrier Clan Line) and the trade from Rotterdam to Canada resulted in a Transatlantic service of the County Line, being a principal of Burger. This history is the basis of the present day Burger Liner Agencies, serving 1,600 destinations worldwide.

Burger had become an agent of carriers sailing the great oceans. Many technological developments and inventions during the war caused a true revolution for the world of transport in the post war years. For example, the introduction of forklift trucks and the use of pallets during the loading and discharging of vessels made the port throughput a lot more efficient. The use of containers also brought an important transition to the original profession of the shipping agent. A division in the seventies between the agencies for conventional ships and container vessels was deemed necessary due to the procedures for the customers being different.

At the end of the nineties and the beginning of the 21st century a number of companies were taken over by Royal Burger Group. Among them were well established names such as Ruys & Co, Vinke & Co, Van Ommeren Agencies and Müller & Co. Initially these companies operated under their own names, but over the course of a few years the clarity in the market was deemed more important and therefore the name Royal Burger Group was introduced for almost all activities.