We are an international stevedoring company providing shipping services within the maritime and port logistics industries of the United States and Mexico.

Based out of the Port of Brownsville, Texas, Schaefer offers fully integrated steel and general cargo logistics services out of Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Laredo, Altamira, Tampico, and Veracruz. We work with commodity producers, traders, shippers, brokers, and receivers, with a specialization in terminal handling operations including the loading and unloading of ships, barges, railcars, and trucks from both indoor and outdoor storage facilities. Our terminal operations have water and dock access, on-site rail spurs, truck loading areas, transfer yards, heavy lift capacities, and all of the necessary equipment to provide safe and efficient cargo handling and storage services.

Mexico has become for us, very familiar territory. Schaefer facilities and services in Mexico are an integral part of our company’s operation and ongoing development; making our presence there our greatest strength. We directly offer complete stevedoring and shipping services on the Gulf Coast, and work with commercial partners for cargo entering the Pacific Coast via Manzanillo and Lazaro Cardenas.

The Schaefer family has been handling steel and general cargo for Mexico for well over four decades, and in that time we have developed an extensive network of reputable collaborators to help secure an effective and efficient shipping experience.


We are not alone in understanding the importance behind high caliber employees. It is why we’re always open to meeting new people. Our group depends on intelligent, highly capable, and bi-lingual individuals to work in our sales and administration offices in both the United States and Mexico.

If you feel you can contribute to our organization, please send us your CV.


Inspired by French artist Yves Klein, this bold color speaks for our company.

In 1960, French artist Yves Klein (1928-1962) registered a paint formula under the name International Klein Blue (IKB) with the Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle in Paris. Throughout most of his career, Yves Klein had used blue to create incredible works of modern art; acrylics, sculptures, and even performance art. In what became some of his most renown pieces of performance work, he painted models’ naked bodies in his signature blue color and guided them over a large blank canvas in front of a captivated audience during a lively Parisian evening fueled with music and drink. This invigorating ultramarine pigment became his mark, and effectively became the art itself. He used many wild variations of blue in his short life and career, and we have proudly chosen one of them as our company color. In a bow to him, and to international modern art around the globe, we hope to achieve a similar representative affect. To have this color speak for our company, and to symbolize our efforts.

Indeed, it is part of our greater work.

We believe in the social responsibility to consider presentation in all things that involve the public domain. And because our trucks and equipment operate on public highways, use public facilities, and share our public life, we felt obligated to present a company (and its equipment) in a sophisticated way. Something to enhance our visual surroundings.

Our color, Yves Klein Blue, is a result of precisely that consideration.