Company

Since its foundation in 2000, Combi Lift has become a leading expert in shipping heavy lift and project cargoes world-wide as well as transport engineering. Combi Lift has a fleet of heavy lift vessels of various sizes, as well as highly specialized semi-submersible dock ships.

With our headquarters at the heart of Harren & Partner Shipping Group in Bremen, Combi Lift benefits from a wide scope of expertise. Expert teams work closely with our clients, providing customised solutions that meet the toughest individual demands and expectations.

We established Combi Lift Korea in 2015 with help from close business partners in Seoul. Our goal: to serve increasingly important Asian project cargo markets. In August 2016 Combi Lift decided on opening the office Combi Lift America in the US oil and gas hub Houston, Texas. We believe that a local office staffed by local employees is still the best way to fully understand and cater to the needs of our local clients. This move puts us in a position to deliver the same level of quality and individual care from Combi Lift all over the world.

Our mission

Combi Lift provides and delivers heavy lift transportation solutions, including on-road logistics and sea transportation. They are

• safe

• custom-made

• compliant with regulatory, industrial and environmental standards,

• and cost effective.

Our team of innovative, experienced professionals is always ready to meet or exceed the changing, increasingly complex requirements of our onshore and offshore industry customers.

Our vision

At Combi Lift, we set the highest standards with our solid business ethics, inspirational leadership, and integrated best practices in quality, health, safety, environment and pollution prevention. This helps us provide safe, innovative and reliable transport solutions that meet specific customer demands and expectations.

Our team

Who's behind the scenes?

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Daniel Kümmel

Master Mariner / Operations Manager
Phone+49 421 47 600 631
Mobile+49 151 161 330 39
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Axel Urban

Head of Engineering
Phone+49 421 47 600 632
Mobile+49 151 580 340 89
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Jacek Hausler

Management Representative
Phone+49 421 47 600 600
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Jørgen Lauersen

Combi Lift GmbH Representative for Scandinavia
Phone+45 63 21 29 28
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Milestones

Brief history of our company

2016

Combi Lift America opens in Houston

Combi Lift America marks another strategic focus in the company’s approach to deliver tailor-made solutions and complete services to our clients. Having built up long-standing and reliable business relations in the Mecca of the US oil and gas industry over the years, the opening of Combi Lift America in Houston, Texas, represents the logical next strategical step.

2015

Combi Lift Asia is founded

We established Combi Lift Korea in 2015 with help from close business partners in Seoul. Our goal: to serve increasingly important Asian project cargo markets. We believe that a local office staffed by local employees is still the best way to fully understand and cater to the needs of our local clients.

2014

New Combi Lift headquarters are up and running

Heavy lift expert Combi Lift has been handling all operations from its new headquarters in Bremen, Germany since 1 November 2014. After establishing Combi Lift as one of the leading companies for transporting heavy lift and project cargoes, Harren & Partner decided to concentrate all technical and commercial activities of their subsidiary in one office close to the Harren & Partner Group.

2010

Series completed with the delivery of Combi Dock IV

At the beginning of the year, Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven launches the last in a series of four dock ships with the delivery of the MV Combi Dock IV. The Combi Dock freighters represent the largest single order the shipyard has ever received from a German shipping company.

2008

The first dock ship Combi Dock I is handed over

Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven delivers the Combi Dock I, marking a new chapter in Harren & Partner Group's history of innovation. The special tonnage developed in cooperation with K/S Combi Lift will remain something of a novelty for years to come, as this is the first ship to combine the functions of a dock ship with those of a Ro-Ro and heavy lift vessel.

2008

Condock Befrachtungs-Gesellschaft joins the Harren & Partner Group

Harren & Partner acquires the established Hamburg-based company Condock Befrachtungs-Gesellschaft. In addition to gaining extensive chartering expertise, the Harren & Partner Group also get four dock ships as part of the deal - adding another exciting segment to the existing fleet.

2007

H&P Logistics & Engineering is founded

Logistics solutions specialist H&P Logistics & Engineering is founded under the direction of Heiko Felderhoff to meet the growing demand for customised transport solutions for complex heavy lift and project cargo.

2002

Safety and quality management is created

Safety and quality management systems are put in place to ensure the safety and quality of the fleet and its crew and the environment. All vessels belonging to the Harren & Partner Group are certified according to ISM Code requirements and ISPS safety standards.

2000

The joint venture K/S Combi Lift is established

The joint venture K/S Combi Lift is set established to conquer the heavy lift and project cargo market following a long, trusting collaboration in heavy lift cargo shipping with Danish company J. Poulsen Shipping.

1996

Harren & Partner orders the first heavy lift carrier

It's already clear that Peter Harren has no intention of limiting activities to just one segment: The building contract for the MV Palamos, a heavy lift carrier with roll-on/roll-off stern ramp, goes to Peene-Werft and sets the course for a multifunctional fleet.

1989

The Harren & Partner Group is born

After 12 years at sea and completing a degree in business studies at Hamburg University, captain and business graduate Peter Harren starts his own shipping company in 1989. The success story of Harren & Partner begins with the acquisition of the MV Orion III.