The company has its basis in a long historical background. The company has been originally founded as family-owned shipping company “Knüppel Schiffahrt” by Captain Johannes Knüppel in 1924.
The Managing Director Mr. Jens Knüppel represents already the third generation of being active in the family shipping business.
In the year 1924 the young entrepreneur Capt. Johannes Knueppel started his own business with the purchase of the ketch rigged barge named "BALDUR". The name symbolizes, according to northern mythology, the god of light and fruitfulness.
The name of the vessel fulfilled its promises. The vessel has been successful and the economic results created the basis for the further development of the company.