History

Unifeeder has a proud history of people that have acted in line with their belief. In March 1977 the founders of Unifeeder, Peter Bohnsen and Tonny D. Paulsen, turned their strong faith in the feeder concept into reality by chartering a vessel capable of carrying the equivalent of 100 20’ containers. They thus laid the ground for Unifeeder.

Seizing opportunities while at the same time having a long term view has always been the hallmark of Unifeeder. The launch of our shortsea business in 1985 and the geographic expansion into e.g. Russia testify to our ability to move early and our willingness to explore new markets.

1977 Establishes offices in Aarhus and Copenhagen. Unifeeder's service includes Rotterdam, Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Sweden.

1978 Unifeeder expands with calls at Oslo and other ports in the Oslo Fjord.

1981 Unifeeder establishes a feeder service to and from Finland.

1985 Unifeeder expands with a department for European shortsea traffic. Unifeeder’s annual turnover passes the 200,000 TEU mark.

1986 Establishes “Unifeeder Norway AS” in Oslo.

1992 Establishes “Unifeeder Sweden AB” in Gothenburg.

1993 Establishes “Unifeeder Finland Oy” in Helsinki.

1995 Unifeeder’s annual turnover passes the 500,000 TEU mark.

1998 St Petersburg and Tallinn are included in Unifeeder’s network.

1999 Establishes “Unifeeder Germany GmbH” in Hamburg.

2003 Unifeeder, Container Feeder Service, reaches the landmark of 1 mio. TEU's. Riga and Klaipeda are added to the network.

2005 Unifeeder Sweden AB opens an office in Helsingborg. The entire organisation is united under the name Unifeeder.

2007 Establishes “Unifeeder Netherlands B.V.” in Rotterdam. Montagu Private Equity acquires Unifeeder.

2008 Zeebrugge is added to the trade area.

2010 Unifeeder acquires IMCL and strengthens its presence in the Baltic area significantly.

2011 Unifeeder establishes own UK office.

2012 Unifeeder establishes feeder services in the Mediterranean Sea between Spain, Algeria and Tunisia.

2012 Unifeeder acquires Feederlink and are now able to offer an extensive service in the UK.

2013 Nordic Capital acquires Unifeeder.

2013 Unifeeder acquires United Feeder Services and stengthens its presence in the Mediterranean and Black Sea.

2014 Danica Pension acquires a minority shareholding of Unifeeder.

2015 Unifeeder acquires Tschudi Line to create the leading Shortsea Operator in Northern European.