Schaefer Group is a shipping and logistics group of companies dedicated to bulk and break-bulk cargo shipments for the United States, Mexico and Colombia.
Our organization offers both asset backed and third party services in the stevedoring, warehousing, trucking, logistics, and cargo agency sectors within the Americas. For almost half a century the Schaefer name has been involved in international shipping, beginning as a single stevedoring operation along the South Texas border with Northern Mexico. Over the years our group has expanded to include all manner of shipping services for a wide range of international clients such as; ocean freight carriers, trading companies, commodity producers, and end-users. Our team is multi-cultural, multi-lingual, professionally minded, and highly focused. Schaefer Group is passionately driven with goals such as port efficiency maximization and transportation performance enhancement across the bulk and break-bulk shipping worlds. Our experience in North, Central, and South America has afforded us a highly valuable skill set, and expansive service network, which we are pleased to share with our esteemed client base.
Brownsville, Texas – United States
Based out of the Port of Brownsville, Texas, Schaefer offers fully integrated steel and general cargo logistics services out of Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Laredo, Altamira, Tampico, and Veracruz. We work with commodity producers, traders, shippers, brokers, and receivers, with a specialization in terminal handling operations including the loading and unloading of ships, barges, railcars, and trucks from both indoor and outdoor storage facilities. Our terminal operations have water and dock access, on-site rail spurs, truck loading areas, transfer yards, heavy lift capacities, and all of the necessary equipment to provide safe and efficient cargo handling and storage services.schaeferstevedoring.com
Veracruz, Veracruz – Mexico
With a privately owned warehouse outside of the Port of Veracruz, Schaefer & Compañía first began as a storage company for all manner of general cargo. Today, not only are we still a warehouser, but we are also involved in stevedoring and inland freight for cargo destined throughout most of the country. Our concentration is certainly cargo entering the Gulf from Veracruz, Tuxpan, Altamira, or Tampico, but our many years of operation in Mexico have helped us create a network of partners we trust to include the Pacific port of Manzanillo.
Barranquilla, Atlantico – Colombia
In January 2023, Schaefer Group USA took full acquisition of Bulk Maritime Agencies, S.A.S. (BMA Colombia) from Clipper Group Denmark with the intention of adding vessel agency services to our portfolio of shipping companies. Started in 1999, BMA Colombia had a noteworthy and multi-decade long track record of excellence, making its extensive history of quality service a perfect match for our growing organization. And after purchasing 100% of the existing shares, Schaefer Group then further extended its reach into Latin America by directly having a presence in Colombia. Today, thanks in part to this new acquisition, we more effectively manage our Central and South American logistics operations in Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Peru. Now called Schaefer BMA, we operate on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts from our commercial head office in Barranquilla, Colombia with agency offices in Santa Marta, Cartagena, and Buenaventura. And as part of Schaefer Group Latin America, this new addition amplifies our fully-integrated shipping services to include; stevedoring, logistics, trucking, warehousing, chartering, and vessel agency services throughout the region from our main Latin American offices in Mexico, and now Colombia.schaefer-bma.com
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon – Mexico
Audaxia is a general cargo logistics company based out of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. With a focus on steel, and other break-bulk commodities, Audaxia offers; stevedoring, warehousing, trucking, rail, and ocean freight services for both import and export shipments. Clients typically include steel and commodity producers, ship lines, service centers, and trading companies. Audaxia is comprised of a team of seasoned, multi-national executives who are dedicated to having a positive and creative influence on the traditional shipping industry in Mexico. We wish to bring an invigorating affect to general cargo logistics; one that offers vitality and originality to the conservative marketplace. The Audaxia philosophy is based on intelligent business practice, and an elevated customer service standard. A philosophy which offers a stimulating professional experience, and ultimately steers the totality of our shipping enterprise.audaxia.mx
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon – Mexico
A multi-national collaboration between a Mexican trucking company, and an American stevedoring company. One dedicated to making a positive mark on the domestic trucking industry servicing the Northcentral industrial region of the country. We are the product of two established shipping companies, each with decades of experience in their respective industries, that have come together to create a special bi-cultural partnership. In this undertaking, we have meticulously studied traditional operating methods, and have tirelessly pushed to add a smart and modernized approach to even the most minimal detail.marroquinschaefer.com
Altamira, Tamaulipas – Mexico
Our coveted partnership in Altamira is a joint venture between 4 international companies in what has become one of the most formidable private terminals dedicated to steel cargo in Mexico. With a 38.5 foot draft, 2 docks, 4 warehouses, and multiple outdoor patios, IPA Steel Terminal has made a true impact in Gulf logistics. Dedicated primarily to steel and project cargo, we work in unison to provide our customers specialized service for cargo handing and storage services.
Brownsville, Texas – United States
Working alongside Schaefer Stevedoring in the Port of Brownsville, Gulf Facilities is comprised of two 100,000 square foot warehouses, two 10 acre patios, and three private railspurs. We have a rail line that runs alongside our warehouses, giving us the capacity for undercover loading and unloading. Additionally, we are located right along the docks of the port, and can load and unload ships and barges of bulk and breakbulk cargo. We also have an 8MT super-sack bagging line and traditional heavy lift capacities to round off our multi-service operation.