Founding of MCM Shipping

MCM Shipping is a young but highly motivated organization with a valuable 20 years of in-house mixed shipping, forwarding and chartering experience.

As a 12-year old boy I was introduced to the world of transportation within the company of my father. I learned which documents are involved and how procedures work. Within the same period, my interest in containerships grew and I bought a 35mm compact camera and start to photographing those ships on the New Waterway river near Maassluis.

At the age of 14, I was so enthusiastic about containerships that I sent letters to each office or local shipping agent in Rotterdam to obtain some fleet lists or other brochures. Internet was just introduced and therefore not yet a valuable resource as it is today. Later on, I sent the same agents a new letter to ask if it was possible to visit a containership. Only Evergreen responded in a positive way and just a few weeks later I climbed up the gangway of the 4.229 TEU “Ever Renown” at the ECT Home terminal in Rotterdam. At that time the average size for the Asia-Europe trade.

Michael van der Meer

Michael van der Meer

During my period at the Shipping- and Transport College, I followed internships within forwarding and shipping companies, whereafter I seamlessly rolled into the business. I gained a valuable wide experience within the various disciplines of forwarding, transport, shipping and chartering and kept my knowledge updated with various masterclasses and other courses.

During the years I received quite a lot of inquiries for shipping via my private website, where I used to publish my containership photo’s. Often people suggested me to start my own business using all the passion I have for shipping. Encouraged by many examples how not to handle shipments, I have finally decided to establish my own business and provide a high quality for my customers.

Activities of MCM Shipping?

MCM Shipping is a logistical service provider in forwarding and chartering, for the worldwide shipping of containers (FCL), partloads (LCL), breakbulk, bulk and refrigerated cargoes by sea, plus the pre- and post handling from the exporter or to the importer’s premises. We ar your focal point for your shipments!

Besides the dedicated forwarder or broker, we also consolidate our own export containers from North-West Europe to various destinations on the African continent. We offer our service to both businesses and private individuals.

Why to choose MCM Shipping?

Are you looking for a motivated, professional and pro-active forwarder or chartering broker? Are you not satisfied by the level of service and information from your current forwarder?

With MCM Shipping as your dedicated forwarder you may count on a personal and pro-active service. Details are important to us when you are shipping your cargo, whether you are an importer, exporter or private individual. Our family motto is, literally translated from Dutch, “Quality is no coincidence”. With the appropriate modesty, we also pursue this motto in business.

We are not a mega-carrier with an own office in every port, nor we have a sailing to each and every destination worldwide and 3 times a week, however, with our existing reliable network and short communication lines, we are be able to provide a better service level. Furthermore our office can still be reached outside office hours (local time).

Please feel free to contact us to see what we could do for your business!

Michael C. van der Meer
Managing Owner