Gebrüder Weiss strengthens project cargo capabilities in North America
International transport and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss is expanding its specialised project and project cargo capabilities in North America, responding to the market needs.
To lead the expanded service line of Industrial Projects and Energy Transport Solutions, Gebrüder Weiss has also named Michael Ruediger, a transportation and logistics expert with more than thirty years of industry experience, as director of the division.
“Successfully transporting high, wide, and heavy materials requires a superior level of expertise and years of experience. As we expand our capabilities in the United States to handle more specialized projects, we are delighted to welcome industry veteran Michael Ruediger to lead the team,” said Mark McCullough, CEO of Gebrüder Weiss USA.
“Michael is an ideal candidate to act as our new Director of Industrial Projects and Energy Transport Solutions, and we are confident that his impressive track record and leadership in expediting complex energy transportation projects will continue here at Gebrüder Weiss,” McCullough said.
In his new position, Michael will lead a team of highly specialised experts in break bulk and complicated cargo projects, including everything from engineering and procurement to construction. His education and experience with general cargo, vessel chartering, heavy haul and rigging, and freight forwarding enhance Gebrüder Weiss’s break bulk shipping capabilities, which are backed by an expansive global network.
Break bulk shipping, also known as general cargo shipping, emerged as a “best alternative” to keep cargo moving amidst container shortages and port disruptions during the height of the pandemic. General cargo shipping involves complex logistics and requires specialised expertise. As the focus on sustainability and alternative energy is ramped up globally, expanding break bulk and energy transport solutions aligns nicely with Gebrüder Weiss’s sustainability goals.