In early July 2008, logistics service provider Dachser and Seacon Logistics, a seafreight carrier and contract logistics provider based in the Netherlands, formed a joint company within the framework of a joint venture: Dachser Netherlands Air & Sea Logistics B.V.
Both partners have a 50% holding in the new company, which has its seat in Maastricht and is directed by General Manager Huub Leurs.
In future, further offices will be established in the most important trade destinations of the country. The newly founded joint venture will initially focus on intercontinental air cargo services and will furthermore develop sea cargo services for the worldwide Dachser network.
Dachser’s European Logistics business segment has been active in the Netherlands since 1975. The company operates two branches based in Waddinxveen and Zevenaar, both of which are connected with Dachser’s Europe-wide road cargo services network.
Thomas Reuter, Managing Director of Dachser Air & Sea Logistics explains: ‘The Netherlands is growing in importance as a transhipment centre within Europe, and so our international clientele will also profit from the cooperation’.
Dachser builds cooperative relationships with competent partners that are experienced within the relevant domestic market. With more than 350 employees and a turnover of approximately USD 150 million, the Seacon Group is, on a national level, one of the leading logistics service providers in the Netherlands. Hai Berden, owner and Managing Director of Seacon comments: ‘As a result of the joint venture, Dachser gains direct access to the Dutch intercontinental market and will benefit from existing local know-how, whilst Seacon Logistics may use the advantages of the worldwide Dachser network.’
In 2007, Dachser achieved a total turnover of USD 5.1 billion and its 17,100 employees, operating in 297 locations worldwide, shipped 39.1 million consignments, weighing a total of 25.8 million tons.