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Toni Schönfelder
here as Consul for Spain in Western Sweden 1995 - 1999
Dieses Porträt als Spanischer Konsul in West Schweden 1995 - 1999

Toni Schönfelder A lifetime of innovation

" Mr Toni Schoenfelder, born 1942. has extensive experience in all aspects of transport. Mr Schoenfelder has held several positions as President and CEO for large companies engaged in land,-sea, and air transport. He has been active for more than 30 years around the world, i.a in Europe, United States, Latin America, Russia and the Baltic States. His solid knowledge of the trade, coupled with unconventional innovations, has led to a number of international awards."
Göteborgs Posten, Leading Newspaper from Sweden

Exampel of what Toni and his management group did to create the most profitable shipping operations in the Baltic, the most competitive market for Ferry in the world: 1990 - 1996

The Russian Baltic Shipping Company, S:t Petersburg, after year of negotiations commenced its assignment from 1990. Baltic Shipping was at the time the largest shipping company in the world, with more than 200 commercial vessels. It was created by Toni and its management - the company Baltic Express Line ( BEL ) situated in Stockholm and office in Riga, Gdansk, Karlskrona, Karlshamn, Kiel, Nynäshamn, St Petersburg, Las Palmas,
Köln ( Cologne )

BEL performed cruise traffic on B/B charter in the Canary Islands, Marocco and Madeira and in summertime from Germany to the Norwegian Fjords and to North Cape

Training of all on board personnel - upgrading to western and Baltic standard
Safety upgrading to the very special roules in the Baltic
The creation of security systems for its passengers in Russi and Latvia
Personnel from western countrys in key positions
BEL changed the old Russian manuel booking sysytem with 12 layers of middlemen who all should confirm each booking to a modern Computerised Reservation System (CRS) with satelite link to BEL office in the former Sovjet union.
Call centre bookings, open 14 hours, 7 days a week.
No visa requirement for BEL passenger to Russia and Latvia, Bel was the only entity in the world given this favour by the Russian and Latvian authorities
New routines were initiated for the freight traffic with computer booking, a more efficient way of loading / unloading, new routines in the harbours

Price Waterhouse Cooper, in Stockholm was the auditing firm.

1993 TS was assigned the cntarct by Colombian and Panama goverment to inaugurate Ferry service betwen Panama  and Colombia.   14 month start up period from cero - to a working Ferry service.

1972 - 1989 as CEO for the largest transport group in Northern Europe, the initiated longdistans travel by Coach
"Europabus" and "Continentbus" was initiated by Toni with over hundred involved companies, from south of Spain to the North Cape, the journeys were sold by travel industri all over the world and special operators such as Neckerman, TUI, Holland International etc
Shipping was also part of the GDG Continentbus group as cruise traffic to Norwegian fjords, river criuse on the Rhine and Mosel, were examples hereof

Toni was under the period 1970 - 1999 chairman in over 40 companies in total different busines and branches
A pioneer of fighting and creating business. " He is innovative and creative and has received a number of awards for bringing thr development rapidly forward and for his ablility to create viable companies "
Handelsblatt, German leading business news paper (1988)

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