Hansa Express Logistics


hansa-express logistics GmbH was founded by the current owner Andree Niehaus. The core business back then was express shipping of goods of all kinds on the road and the forwarding brokerage of such transports. At that time, almost no courier company carried dangerous goods. Mostly because of a lack of knowledge of the respective regulations. Quickly, hansa-express logistics GmbH became a synonym for the fast and reliable carriage of dangerous goods.


ADR Transportation

ADR classes 1 and 7 were added to the service portfolio. For the first time, senders of ADR class 1 goods were able to ship such consignments by courier-direct transport. The market appreciated this possibility and the shipment volume and turnover in this sector grew exponentially.


Partner Network

The internationalization began – this required additional knowledge about requirements regarding customs clearing, national permits and escorts. Over the years, hansa-express logistics GmbH has built a European network of companies, which are also active in the transportation of dangerous goods. In cooperation with these partners, hansa-express logistics GmbH was able to transport all kinds of explosives, ammunition, military equipment and similar goods in a fast, powerful and reliable manner under consideration of all legal requirements.



The warehouse was opened. This was the first of 4 warehouses that were opened the years after. All 4 warehouses are licensed for the storage of explosive material, radioactive material and war weapons according to Federal Immission Control Act. The maximum net explosive storage amount for ADR 1.1 is 873to. Currently, the first warehouse in is used for long-term storage of explosives.


Because of the fast acceptance and complete occupancy of the first warehouse, hansa-express logistics GmbH leased a similar warehouse in a few kilometers from the other with 370 to. net explosive amount in 2003. This warehouse is also mainly used the long-term storage of explosive materials.


Warehousing Expansion

By 2008 both warehouses were fully occupied and another warehouse was acquired by the company owner. The net explosive amount there is 420to. ADR class 1.1. Currently, this warehouse is utilized for the short-term storage of ADR class 1, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1 and 5.2. In the new warehouse, sea containers are being loaded and unloaded including a seaworthy cargo securing.


Certified quality assurance system

hansa-express logistics GmbH leased more warehousing space in North Rhine-Westphalia. Currently, this warehouse is also used for the short-term storage of ADR classes 1, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1 and 5.2. Loading and unloading of sea containers as well as the seaworthy cargo securing are being done here. All warehouses are customs bonded licensed and hansa-express logistics GmbH is authorized consignee and shipper. The AEO status was granted in 2006. Herewith hansa-express logistics GmbH can offer a certified quality assurance system. The AEO status immensely facilitates the customs procedure and lays the basis for the lowest surety amounts for customs procedures.


Security & Guarding

The new generation has started taking over the company and also implementing a new, closely connected sector: security & guarding. The 2 new managers have successfully run their own security company in the explosives and military sector. Security is key when it comes to explosives transport and sometimes even legally required. Therefore we are able to provide own security guards, armed and unarmed to accompany and guard the trucks while on the street or parking.