Originally Bargelink was founded on 1.1.2001 in Rotterdam as Bargelink.com N.V. The founders BP, Vopak, Petroplus, Marquard & Bahls and Booz & Company inteded to build up an online marketplace for the inland shipping market for liquid bulk. Bargelink.com started on March, 5th 2001. But very soon it was clear, that there where better opportunities in the dry bulk market. On September, 3rd of 2001 this module was launched. Since this time Bargelink.com wrote a remarkable success story. Despite an initial resistance allmost all relevant shipping companies are “on board” now. The list of registered companies is a who-is-who of the European inland shipping industry.
Every month there are about 1.000 barges and up to 500.000 tons of cargo offered.
Entrepreneurship isn’t just a matter of turnover and profit: We are convinced, that it’s also a matter of corporate citizenship. That’s why we are active in our community and help people, who are in trouble though no own fault. With our engagement in Kiwanis and Rotary we support underprivileged children and youngsters.
Beside our personal engagement we also help pecuniary: for every subscription for Bargelink.com we donate € 5,00 per year to Kiwanis and Rotary.