Thorsten Porath
Thorsten Porath
Thorsten Porath

Thorsten Porath

Revolutionizing communication in the Customs industry.

Eazy Customs GmbH

Thorsten Porath: Mastery in Customs Through Decades of Dedication

In the diverse and complex world of global logistics and customs, few individuals command respect and attention quite like Thorsten Porath. Born in the 1970s in the bustling city of Hamburg, Thorsten's journey is one of unyielding dedication, ceaseless innovation, and a passion to elevate the customs industry into the digital age.

The Early Years and Rise to Prominence

Entering the realm of logistics as a trained forwarder, Porath made a decisive move by joining Porath Customs Agents in September 1992. For the next 14 years, from 1992 to 2006, he devoted himself to operational customs clearance, swiftly becoming an expert in the field. However, his inclination towards technology quickly became evident. From 1995 to 2006, Porath was the primary developer for the company's in-house software, an endeavor that seamlessly integrated administrative, financial, and customs operations. This prowess and his leadership qualities did not go unnoticed. By 1996, just four years into his tenure, Porath was appointed the Managing Director. A testament to his dedication and skills, he became the sole owner of Porath Customs Agents in 2003, a position he maintained until 2022.

Industry Recognition and Contributions

Thorsten's impact wasn't limited to his former companies alone. His industry-wide contributions include:

- Being an active member of the Commission for Customs-, Foreign Trade- and Value Added Tax Law, the Commission for IT and Digitization, and the Working Group BREXIT in the Federation for Freight Forwarding and Logistics (DSLV).

- Holding a membership in the Customs Commission of the Hamburg Association for Freight Forwarding (VHSp).

- Serving as the Chairman of the Association of Customs Agents in Hamburg (VHZ).

The Birth of the Customs Academy of Hamburg (HZA Hamburger Zollakademie)

•In 2011, Thorsten co-founded the Hamburger Zollakademie (Customs Academy of Hamburg) alongside Dr. Lothar Harings. Under his leadership as the managing partner, the academy became a beacon of knowledge in customs, foreign trade, tax and export control until his departure in 2022.

Venturing into Eazy Customs

With a vast reservoir of industry experience and a vision to streamline customs communications, Thorsten joined Eazy Customs in 2022 after a spin-off from his former company. Under his guidance, the company launched a specialized and unique customs communication platform, aimed at bridging the communication gap faced by customs professionals.
From a trained forwarder to the visionary behind Eazy Customs' revolutionary platform, Thorsten's journey is an inspiration to many. As he continues to shape the future of customs and logistics, his legacy as a thought leader and innovator remains firmly etched in the annals of the industry.