Founded in 1933 to service the areas of cargo handling, transport and storage, the company is now a high-performance independent service provider with a broad product portfolio in the Port of Hamburg.


“We are the trustees of our customers’ goods”


Located in the heart of the port, the city of Hamburg can be seen from our company’s facilities.

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Using both extensive electronic networking and pragmatism, we can quickly and reliably find optimal solutions for our customers.




In our information portal you can request information and the status of your import shipments as a registered customer. You can access our current database.


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Most of our employees are fans of one of the several different hamburg soccer teams. But at work they all belong to the same team and work together – without any ifs or buts.

Our employees in customer service, documentation and in our warehouses stand out through their high degree of flexibility, featuring:

  • Qualified specialists
  • Experience in goods handling
  • All employees are part of the long-term staff (no temporary personnel)
  • Extensive training
  • Many years of experience in handling a wide variety of goods and
  • State-of-the-art technical equipment


As one of the leading cargo handling companies in the Port of Hamburg, we offer qualified employees excellent career opportunities in a future-oriented working environment.


See job offers for current vacancies:

  • For immediate hire or later
  • Experienced forklift operators / Full-time
  • Maritime merchandise controllers
  • Port experience a plus
  • Dispatch of consolidated import and export shipments
    Forwarding specialists


In order to ensure the shortest possible truck layovers, there are a few basic things to consider when delivering and collecting goods from our warehouse.

Click on the corresponding container for more details



Prahl & Barsoe GmbH
Warehousing Handling Shipping
Indiastrasse 3
D-20457 Hamburg


Phone.: +49 (0)40 – 78 10 98 – 0
Fax: +49 (0)40 – 78 10 98 – 29