Sea Transport Alliance

The Sea Transport Alliance was founded by NAVIS in August 1998, with th ongoing aim to optimize services and performance in overseas-transport by close co-operation with partners from Germany, Europe and overseas.

The Sea Transport Alliance:

  • Is an alliance of family-managed transport companies that maintain of their independence;
  • Concentrates sea transport, transport expertise and import and export management;
  • Uses self-organised inland transportation for pre- and on-carriage.

The Sea Transport Alliance range of services cover:

  • individual pick-up and prompt on-carriage from and to sea port
  • door-to-door transport
  • container services
  • container groupage services
  • customs clearance and bonded warehousing
  • documents according to letter of credit
  • supervision of project shipments, consolidation and shipping

The following German companies are part of the Sea Transport Alliance joint venture:

DIEHL – NAVIS Seehafen-Spedition GmbH, Hamburg

Joint-venture Partner since: 1998

Gebrüder Weiss GmbH & Co. KG
in Esslingen, Untermünkheim-Kupfer

CRETSCHMAR – NAVIS Seehafen-Spedition GmbH, Hamburg

Joint-venture Partner since: 2000

L. W. Cretschmar GmbH & Co. KG
in Düsseldorf


Lebert – NAVIS Übersee-Spedition GmbH, Hamburg

Joint-venture Partner since: 2007

Franz Lebert & Co Int. Spedition GmbH & Co. KG
in Kempten, Baienfurt (near Ravensburg)


CRETSCHMAR – NAVIS Española, S.L., Barcelona

Joint-venture Partner since: 2007

in Coslada (Madrid), Castellbisbal (Barcelona) and Irun, plus branch offices in Valencia, Sevilla und Alicante