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GRS History
Our story so far.

RIGHT FROM THE START

In 2011 German Renewables Shipbrokers GmbH was established by industrial engineer Philippe Schönefeld and naval architect Matthias Mross. After a period of rapid growth, GRS quickly became the market leader in Europe, and in 2015 the company was renamed Global Renewables Shipbrokers GmbH. The Hamburg-based company owes this success mainly to its diverse team of outstanding and dedicated experts who support client projects every day. Thanks to their skills and in-depth knowledge, we can offer our customers a broad range of services.

FULL STEAM AHEAD

In 2021, GRS became GRS.GROUP with the business units GRS.Offshore Renewables and GRS.Ferry+Cruise.

GRS.Offshore Renewables focuses on Strategy+Sourcing as turnkey consultancy providing project management and tender support, on Marine Assets such as Chartering, Sale and Purchase, offshore Equipment and INVEST+FINANCE.

MEANWHILE GRS.Ferry+Cruise provides professional services in Chartering, Sale and Purchase and “MICE” specifically for ferry and cruise vessels.

ON TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Since 2011, the GRS story has been picking up pace. From two to over twenty team members. From one to five global offices. From newcomer to the world market leader. From ship brokerage to a full service provider.  

Here are some of the milestones that have shaped us and spurred us onwards as we continue to evolve in a time of global change.

A SUCCESS STORY WAS BORN

07/2011
Founded by Matthias Mroß and Philippe Schönefeld as German
 Renewables Shipbrokers GmbH 

07/2013
Becomes world market leader in the field of offshore renewables
  brokerage 

01/2014
Brokers their first transport and installation commission for a
 complete wind farm 

10/2015
The service portfolio is expanded with the addition of brokerage of offshore equipment (chartering and selling)
 service portfolio 

FLYING THE GREEN FLAG WORLDWIDE

06/2015
The company is renamed to reflect its global alignment better, becoming
GRS Global Renewables Shipbrokers GmbH 

06/2015
Establishes an office in Aberdeen, Scotland
 

05/2016
Establishes an office in Paris, France
 

11/2016
Portfolio expansion with turnkey brokerage (full-service solutions to
 minimize interfaces) 

11/2016
GRS obtains the exclusive turnkey brokerage commission for the DC
 platform BORWIN 3 and brokers 12 different vessels into the project 

12/2016
First conclusion of a charter contract for an offshore project in Asia
 

02/2017
First turnkey brokerage (transport and installation) commission for a
 converter station 

06/2018
First turnkey brokerage (transport, installation, and removal) commission
 for a tidal power station 

02/2019
First turnkey brokerage (transport and installation of foundations) for
 a wind farm in Asia 

08/2019
Strategic partnership with development consultancy SerFac in South
 Korea 

09/2019
GRS establishes an office in Taipei, Taiwan
 

11/2019
Start of strategic partnership with COLI Schiffahrt & Transport GmbH & Co. KG in the offshore renewables market in Japan
 

ALWAYS LOOKING FORWARD

01/2020
for further diversification and portfolio expansion, GRS.Ferry+Cruise is founded as a new area of expertise 
 

05/2020
as a portfolio expansion, GRS.Invest+Finance is founded as a new business unit, advising on financial or strategic investments in Offshore Wind and Maritime Projects
 

03/2021
as a portfolio expansion, GRS.Strategy+Sourcing is founded as a new business unit,  offering consultancy from early concept development through tender to closing for Offshore Renewables projects
 

06/2021
GRS.Group is founded to organize the areas of expertise GRS.Offshore Renewables and GRS.Ferry+Cruise under one umbrella
 

07/2021
new website is launched to reflect GRS Group with its areas of expertise, GRS.Offshore Renewables and GRS.Ferry+Cruise

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