Market leader in intermodal logistics for dry bulk products

  • Sustainable, intermodal transport and logistics solutions

  • Flexible and innovative storage concepts

  • Customized value-added logistics


Manfred Zulauf

Managing Director
Business Unit Dry Bulk

Sustainable transport, individual storage concepts and innovative logistics solutions: business unit Dry Bulk is your partner for dealing with dry bulk products for the chemical industry.

As the market leader for intermodal logistics, Bertschi Dry Bulk combines the strengths of rail, short sea, and road to provide the ideal sustainable transport route. Overall, 90% of all shipments are conducted by rail or sea. This benefits not only the customer, but also the environment and society as a whole.

We work together with our customers to develop intelligent logistics and storage concepts. The high degree of volatility in the chemical industry demands flexible logistics solutions – Bertschi Dry Bulk implements container-based storage concepts with no fixed costs.

As a result, the different requirements of production and distribution can be decoupled, allowing production to be optimised and enabling just-in-time supply to end-customers.

We develop – in close cooperation with our customers – bespoke concepts offering added-value. Whether it is the handling of imported products, on-site solutions in chemical plants or intermodal value chains, we have the expertise and the equipment to make your supply chain sustainable.


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Our equipment


  • 300 trucks
  • 11,600 bulk container
    • 30' bag-in-box containers
    • 30'/33'/40' pressurised containers
    • High cube box containers
    • Specialist equipment


Our network



Our strengths

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  • Long-serving, experienced and motivated employees
  • Highest possible safety standards (>3,000 internal safety checks per year
  • Our own network across Europe
    • 30 intermodal terminals
    • More than 50 locations in 25 countries
  • Our own tilting equipment for unloading dry bulk goods
  • Sustainable logistics concepts
  • Innovative digitalisation solutions



  • Bertschi achieves 100% score in OCS compliance within SQAS

    Bertschi truck overlooking beach
      The international Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) initiative has a crucial mission: to prevent the release of plastic granulates into our environment, especially our oceans. This objective requires the active participation of all stakeholders across the plastics supply chain, necessitating preventive actions. Achieving the goal of 'Zero Pellet Loss' can only be possible through the collaboration of every partner, from polymer producers to logistics service providers and processors.  
  • Driving Towards Sustainability: Bertschi Explores Electric Trucks for a Climate-Neutral Supply Chain

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    Bertschi has taken another step towards achieving its goal of a climate-neutral supply chain. Recently, the group has introduced electric trucks within its operations, starting with trucks for Nordic Bulkers and Bertschi Cologne. This pilot project aims to assess the performance of electric trucks in Bertschi’s and Nordic Bulkers' logistics chains and explore the feasibility of scaling up their usage in the coming years. By embracing sustainable solutions like electric trucks and intermodal transports, Bertschi Group is committed to reducing its environmental impact and fostering a greener future.
  • Focus on sustainability and employee well-being: Bertschi's Bike to Work Challenge

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      With great enthusiasm and the radiant sun behind us, Bertschi plunged into the Bike to Work Challenge for the first time this year. Ten teams, consisting of a total of 40 motivated participants, took on the challenge and cycled to the office throughout the entire month of June. The weather seemed to be on our side, accompanying us on our cycling adventures. Together, we covered an incredible 7,644 kilometers and proudly saved 1,101 kilograms of CO2.  


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