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EMS-Fehn-Group’s CEO passed away at 56

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Manfred Müller, CEO of EMS-Fehn-Group, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 2, at the age of 56. He had joined the organization in 2008 as partner and managing director. In the years that followed, he expanded the business with determination and a clear vision. Today, EMS-Fehn-Group provides a wide range of worldwide logistics services. Manfred Müller is survived by his wife, two adult children and grandchildren.

Headquartered in Leer, Germany, EMS-Fehn Group consists of 19 companies in eleven countries with roughly 280 employees on land and 70 at sea. The roots of the group lie in shipping. Today, EMS-Fehn-Group is active in a vast variety of fields including project logistics, chartering, ship management, crewing, yacht transport, port handling and warehousing. The group operates its own seagoing vessels, heavy-duty trucks, heavy-lift cranes and port terminals.

„Manfred Müller’s sudden death shook us all,“ says Heiko Luikenga, founder and main shareholder of EMS-Fehn-Group. „We are not only losing an outstanding entrepreneur, but first and foremost an extraordinary person. He had clear convictions, pursued his goals with determination, and had a modest demeanor. Manfred Müller was kind, generous and always eager to lend a helping hand. EMS-Fehn-Group in its current state is his work and legacy. He leaves behind a stable and healthy business that we will continue in his spirit.“

A private ceremony will be held with his immediate family only. 

In lieu of flowers, Mr. Müller’s family asks for charitable donations to Sozial Ehrenamtlicher Verein Ostfriesland/Emsland e. V., an organization EMS-Fehn-Group has collaborated with in the past in lending assistance to refugees from the Ukraine. Donations should be directed to

Spendenkonto Manfred Müller

IBAN: DE44 2855 0000 0150 8813 24


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