History

1873 - 1930

Historie

1873

1873In 1873, his son Peter Friedrich Cretschmar took over the management of the company. During this time, two of the company’s own steamers operated from Düsseldorf and Cologne to Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Cretschmar took over his first shipping company agency.

1873

1883

1883In 1883 Cretschmar became the first person interested in participating in Düsseldorf telephone traffic and received the telephone number 1.

1885 - 1900

1885Between 1885 and 1900 Cretschmar took over various shipping agencies covering both Rhine and Rhine-Sea shipping to German and European destinations in the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean.

1885 - 1900

1895

1895 1

In 1895 Cretschmar founded a branch at Neuss docks...

1895 2

... and in the same year it erected its own storage shed on a quay front about 110 m in length at the commercial port of Düsseldorf which was under construction.

1902

1902

In 1902 the foundation stone was laid for the trade fair shipping agency: Cretschmar was co-founder and partner of the forwarding company founded for the “Great Düsseldorf Industry and Commerce Exhibition”.

1902

1904

1904

In 1904, the company moved its headquarters from the warehouse at Dammstraße 5 to a large office building at Stromstraße 7, directly in the harbour area of Düsseldorf.

1908

1908

In 1908 Cretschmar took over the large warehouse depot in the Berger port of Düsseldorf.

1908

1909

1909

In 1909 Cretschmar built its own coal tipper plant in Neuss and in the same year it became the agent for direct Rhine-sea steamship transport to the main ports of southern Norway.

1920

1920

In 1920, two years after the end of the 1st World War, Cretschmar resumed the direct Rhine-Sea transport to England.

1920

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L.W. Cretschmar Süd GmbH & Co. KG

Reisholzer Bahnstraße 33 D - 40599 Düsseldorf

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