The cornerstone was laid in 1974 with the founding of the company in Hamburg and Bremen. At that time we started as Liner Agency under the name of Contimar Linienagentur for a carrier handling break bulk cargo to the Eastern Mediterranean. During the 2nd oil crises in the early eighties and the upcoming globalization, the streams of goods and the global economy changed drastically. As a result we realigned ourselves and shifted our business focus from pure liner agency services to becoming an independent ship broker for worldwide break bulk cargo. We renamed our company to COLI Schiffahrt & Transport, keeping the initials "CO" and "LI" of our former company name.