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Unifeeder Moves Deeper Into Mediterranean With UFS Acquisition

Unifeeder, the north European short sea shipping line, said it has agreed to acquire United Feeder Service to create the largest pan-European feeder operator.

The companies did not give financial details of the deal, which they expect to close at the end of October, subject to regulatory approvals.

The two carriers will continue to trade separately “but will focus on combining [their] capabilities to improve services and operations to match the increasing requirements of clients,” Denmark-based Unifeeder said.

Unifeeder has a fleet of about 40 container ships transporting more than two million containers a year between ports in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, the Nordic region and the Baltic Sea.

UFS‘s 25 vessels serve ports across the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

The acquisition will build economies of scale, “which is the key to our long term competitiveness,” Unifeeder CEO Jesper Kristensen said.

“UFS brings significant experience and knowledge into the future relationship with Unifeeder that will benefit both companies,” said Cecilia Batistello-Eckelmann, chairwoman of UFS.

Unifeeder strengthened its leading north European market share in August 2012 with the $36 million acquisition of Feederlink Shipping from Irish Continental Group. It moved into the Mediterranean market in 2012 with the launch of services between Spain, Algeria and Tunisia.

The company was acquired by Nordic Capital, a Swedish private equity fund, for around €400 million ($540 million) in April, double what the UK’s Montagu Private Equity is thought to have invested when it backed a management buyout from the carrier’s founders in 2007.

via: www.joc.com

Qatar, August 15, 2023QTerminals Group (51% Qatar Ports Management Company Q.C.S.C (Mwani Qatar) and 49% Qatar Navigation Q.P.S.C (Milaha)) has acquired a majority stake in “Kramer Holding B.V.”, a provider of integrated logistics and container services located in the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

The acquisition of Kramer Group represents an important milestone in the expansion of QTerminals, as the Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe and is a significant addition to QTerminals Group’s record of success in diversifying its operations. In addition, this acquisition further reinforces QTerminals Group’s commitment to contribute towards Qatar National Vision 2030 which aims for the diversification of the national economy and foreign investments.

The CEO of QTerminals, Mr. Neville Bissett, stated: “Kramer Group is an important strategic step for QTerminals as we will expand our presence into Europe’s largest port. Kramer Group complements QTerminals and adds existing business, a robust value-creating service offering and European network to QTerminals portfolio.
Kramer Group has both core and strategic importance to the Port of Rotterdam, as it supplements the Port’s activities whilst having direct access to the deep-sea terminals of the Port of Rotterdam.
The acquisition of the Kramer Group by QTerminals allows its entry and presence in the largest port in Europe which makes QTerminals Group’s position stronger in relation to future opportunities in Europe and other developed global markets.
The presence of QTerminals in the Port of Rotterdam is strategic and reputable for QTerminals Group in particular and for the State of Qatar in general as QTerminals Group’s profile will become known in the largest European port..

“I’m very excited about this significant milestone in the journey of our family business which started 60 years ago by my father. Today, we mark the beginning of a new chapter joining forces with QTerminals. I believe that their expertise, resources, and industry insights will enable us to expand our horizons and explore untapped opportunities. Whilst maintaining our culture, organization, core team and our commitment to delivering the superior quality services to our clients in almost all aspects of container logistics”, said André Kramer, CEO of the Kramer Group.
By acquiring Kramer Group, QTerminals will continue to develop its world leading technical and operational know-how to enhance and optimize its potential as one of the leading providers of integrated container logistics services in Europe.

Kramer Group’s development and growth in recent years are indicators of good corporate management and governance of the organization. “Following our assessment of the current organization, we are excited to retain and welcome Kramer’s key management personnel and employees into QTerminals, including Mr André Kramer, who will continue as Chief Executive Officer” said Neville Bissett.

About Kramer Group

The Kramer Group is an integrated container handling and storage, terminal, container development and logistics services provider, located in the Port of Rotterdam, and is the only independent terminal in the Maasvlakte area, and one of the few multi-user depot terminals in the port.

The Company operates in six different locations with network access to the principal terminals, of which five are at the Maasvlakte and one at the Eem-/Waalhaven, and has tri-modal transport options via rail, water and road.