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about ARKON shipping

ARKON Shipping GmbH & Co. KG Haren (Ems) was founded in 1995 by Mr. Westphal and the two shipowners Mr. Wessels and Mr. Jüngerhans. ARKON started with 12 vessels and 3 employees. Today ARKON Shipping is responsible for 126 vessels and 45 employees.

Simultaneously the ARKON Group has grown and developed:


In June 2018 ARKON ALLIED CONTAINER GmbH & Co. KG (AAC) is established.


In June 2017 RHAS Rhenus-Arkon-Shipinvest GmbH & Co. KG is established.

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In March 2017 Rhenus SE & Co. KG entered the ARKON Shipping GmbH & Co. KG as a new and additional shareholder. This step is to be understood as part of the envisaged growth strategy of ARKON Shipping and the ARKON Group as a whole.

The Rhenus Group is a logistics services provider with global business operations and annual turnover of EUR 4.6 billion. Rhenus has business sites at over 500 locations worldwide and employs more than 26,000 people. The Rhenus business areas - Contract Logistics, Freight Logistics, Port Logistics and Public Transport - manage complex supply chains and provide a wealth of innovative value-added services.


ARKON Shipping has taken over Werner Plenkmann's shares of NAVIMAR Schiffahrt und Befrachtung GmbH. Through loyal and closely cooperation it has been a logical and consequent acquisition of all shares. NAVIMAR is now a hundred per cent affiliated company of ARKON Shipping. Werner Plenkmann is going in pension but he is still working for ARKON as a consultant for trimodal logistic chains, combined river and sea transports and river barge solutions based on door-to-door transports.

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ARKON Shipping Portugal LDA is established.

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ARKON becomes founding partner in STV GmbH & Co. KG.

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ARKON and Capt. Burkhard Petzold established AP Shipsoft GmbH & Co. KG.

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ARKON and Thomas Cord established ARKON Shipping & Projects GmbH & Co. KG, Haren. Responsible for our Heavylift Tonnage and operations as well as for Cargo/Project-and Lines Management.

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