Our core values
- Flexible and agile, always ready to go the distance
- Reliable and timely moving cargo from A to B
- Neutral and highly confidential in our service
- Competitive in pricing
We have a long history dating back to 1898 when we started as Freight Forwarders
Our founder Emil Stephensen established his freight forwarder company in an office on Amaliegade 31 in Copenhagen near what was then called Copenhagen Freeport.
To highlight some historical facts, it is worth mentioning the company’s first managing director August Gihm. He was a far-sighted director and became, quite impressive, the co-founder of the Danish Freight Forwarders Association, established in 1909.
Later in 1950, in the process of changing the company business area to becoming a liner agency, we decided to change the company’s name as well.
Until 1950 the official company name was ‘Emil Stephensens Eftf.’
The story begins with our telephone operator, who shortened the name to ‘Esteph’ when greeting incoming callers. This behaviour led to more people using Esteph as the name along with the official name.
Then, when entering the new business area of liner agency, we decided to use ‘Esteph’ as the name for our company.
Today we are again Freight Forwarders now also as NVOCC’s, which has led us to adapt our name once again – to ‘Esteph Logistics’.
In 2018, we became an agent and commercial representative for CargoGulf, one of the largest NVOCC operators in the world.
This partnership has enabled us to expand our shipping services to freight forwarders in Denmark and around the world.
Our NVOCC division offers worldwide solutions for smaller shipments – both LCL and FCL.
We started as freight forwarders, later we became line agents, and now we are again a freight forwarding company, this time with a NVOCC division.
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