Global Transport Solutions (GTS) acquires Cargo Holland

Global Transport Solutions, a logistics service provider specializing in maritime and time-sensitive logistics, has acquired Cargo Holland, a freight forwarder specializing in air freight solutions located at Schiphol Airport, the Netherlands.

John Burgstra, Co-CEO of GTS, commented on the transaction: “The acquisition further strengthens our presence in the Netherlands, strengthening our freight forwarding operations and our air cargo capabilities. Cargo Holland has an experienced team in place with a strong cultural fit with Best Global Logistics. I am confident that the Cargo Holland team will continue to thrive within GTS and Best Global Logistics (3PL division of GTS), under the continued leadership and spirit of Mark’s business.

Having extensive management experience in the logistics industry, Marc Kort (CEO of Cargo Holland) will be installed as Managing Director of Cargo Holland and Best Global Logistics Netherlands.

“We believe that our businesses – with their own expertise – complement each other perfectly. We share the same vision and focus and I am confident that our customers and staff will benefit from this new setup on many levels. And for me personally, I am very happy to fulfill my new role as Managing Director of BGL’s offices in the Netherlands,” commented Marc.

Together, Cargo Holland and BGL will strengthen their position as leading air freight forwarders in the Netherlands, with a strong international infrastructure and organisation. Cargo Holland customers will receive the same personalized and high level service to which they are accustomed while being able to benefit from the international scale that BGL has to offer.

Global Transport Solutions is the holding company of Marinetrans and Best Global Logistics, offering specialized 4PL and 3PL international urgent logistics with a geographical presence on all continents, mainly focused on marine spare parts and other urgent and complex logistics.

Marinetrans is the world’s largest Fourth Party Logistics (4PL) provider specializing in the shipping and logistics of marine spare parts. The company is headquartered in Singapore and has eight additional offices around the world – in the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Greece, Japan, Korea, India and the United States. Through a network of dedicated partners, Marinetrans offers services in 22 warehouses and 2,000 ports worldwide.

Best Global Logistics is an independent third-party logistics service provider (3PL), specializing in urgent and project logistics. The Company operates bonded and free zone warehouses located in the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, China, Singapore and Norway. BGL is firmly established in the maritime industry, while also serving a range of other industries.

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