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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Greencarrier International News

Fellestransport Part of Greencarrier Norway

With effect from 1 November 2009, the Norwegian freight forwarder AS Fellestransport will change its name to Greencarrier Norway and merge its activities with those of the existing company Greencarrier Norway. All of its staff will become Greencarrier employees so providing the company’s existing clients with the benefit of service continuity. Fellestransport was acquired by the Swedish company Greencarrier International in 2006 but retained its independence and continued its activities as a privately owned transport and forwarding company offering a wide range of services by road, sea and air. Meanwhile Greencarrier Norway, which has been an integral member of Greencarrier International since 2001…

New Step in GreenCarrier Development

Niklas Olsson, Managing Director of GreenCarrier Sweden AB, has also been appointed Managing Director and CEO of GreenCarrier International with effect from 1 June, 2009. With the Nordic countries and the Baltic States as home markets, GreenCarrier provides forwarding and logistics services, based on the concept of one contact person for all types of transportation all around the world. GreenCarrier International is a key member of the Björk.Eklund Group. Olsson has been with the group since 1987 and became Managing Director of GreenCarrier Sweden in 2004. The GreenCarrier team is also being strengthened at a senior level by the addition of Ulf Sundberg, who was formerly Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Sweden.

FCS Logistics Renamed GreenCarrier Finland

The IATA approved Finnish forwarding company Oy FCS Logistics Ltd has been renamed GreenCarrier Finland Oy, with effect from 23 February, 2009. All contact details will be unchanged with the exception of e-mail addresses, which will adopt the style firstname.familyname@greencarrier.com. The company’s new website address will be www.greencarrier.com. FCS Logistics was acquired by the Gothenburg-headquartered logistics specialist GreenCarrier International in June 2008 as part of its strategy to strengthen its position in the Nordic region. Founded in 1995, FCS offers international air and sea container transport services and as an IATA approved forwarder, the company has contracts with major airlines around the world. It also offers charter transport and on-board courier services.

Greencarrier to Open in Denmark

The Gothenburg-headquartered logistics specialist Greencarrier will open its first office in Denmark with the renaming on March 1, 2010 of the recently acquired NTN Denmark A/S. To be known in future as Greencarrier Denmark A/S, the company is based in Copenhagen where it has two offices, one in Herlev and one in Glostrup. Denmark. Tel: +45 44 88 10 20. Greencarrier has been expanding its presence throughout Scandinavia and the Baltic region and the creation of Greencarrier Denmark fills a gap in its coverage. Another of the 16 companies acquired from NTN in December, Oslo-based Schianders Intersped AS will also become part of Greencarrier at the beginning of March.

GreenCarrier, NVO Transport BV Sign Transport Agreement

GreenCarrier, the logistics arm of the Swedish-headquartered Björk.Eklund Group, has signed an exclusive transport agreement with NVO Transport BV, based in Groningen. NVO is one of the Netherlands’ leading haulage companies and has 40 years’ experience in the transport of goods to and from Scandinavia. The agreement will reportedly allow GreenCarrier to offer several departures to and from the Netherlands per day.

Greencarrier Rebrands Subsidiary, Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics

Greencarrier logo

Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics AS is changing its name to Greencarrier Shipping & Logistics AS with effect from 2, September 2013. Greencarrier Group, one of the Nordic region’s largest privately-owned transport companies, acquired Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics in 2011 as part of its long- term strategy to expand its services, both in the region and globally. Øyvind Lygre, CEO of Greencarrier Shipping & Logistics AS, says most of the companies in the group are already branded ‘Greencarrier’.

GreenCarrier to Open Office in Sundsvall

Effective August 1, GreenCarrier, the logistics arm of the Swedish-headquartered Björk.Eklund Group, is opening a new office in Sundsvall, approximately 400km north of Sweden’s capital, Stockholm. Contact details for the new office are as follows: GreenCarrier Scandinavia AB Landsvägsallén 10 852 29 Sundsvall Sweden Contact: Roger Åsell, Branch Manager, e-mail: roger.asell@greencarrier.com Announcing the new office, Niklas Olsson, GreenCarrier’s managing director, said: “The region around Sundsvall is thriving and there is significant export traffic as well as a good flow of imports. Through this new office, we will be able to offer local customers an excellent service. We hope that they will benefit from our product and enjoy our service.”

Björk.Eklund Group changes to Greencarrier AB

Following the renaming of the Björk.Eklund Group to Greencarrier AB, its founders Stefan Björk (left) and Björn Eklund (right), will continue to hold the positions of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer respectively.

The Björk.Eklund Group is changing its name to Greencarrier AB with effect from February 1, 2012. Previously the Greencarrier name had only been used by companies that formed part of Greencarrier Freight Services, the division of the Björk.Eklund Group offering customised logistics and transport solutions worldwide. Now the majority of Group companies not currently branded Greencarrier will also change their names to reflect their membership of the Greencarrier Group. This includes…

Halonen Named COO, Greencarrier Freight Services

Jarmo Halonen Photo Greencarrier Freight Services

Greencarrier Freight Services has promoted Jarmo Halonen to the role of Chief Operating Officer, with combined responsibility for the company’s air, ocean, road and rail freight activities. This is the first time the four modes have been brought under the control of one director. Greencarrier Freight Services, one of the Nordic region’s largest privately owned companies specialising in global transport solutions, has been growing steadily and now employs 625 people in 13 countries.

Greencarrier Freight to Cooperate With Ekol Logistics

Greencarrier Freight Services has signed a cooperation agreement with Turkey’s leading logistics company, Ekol Logistics. The agreement covers Sweden, the Baltic states and Turkey, and will provide a range of services for Greencarrier customers having a need for transportation services between these two regions. According to Peter Nevhagen, the CEO of Greencarrier Freight Services International, Ekol Logistics will become a strong partner with potential for new transport solutions. “With its integrated logistics services, Ekol offers efficient supply chain management from a single source,” said Nevhagen. “Thanks to flexible supply chain solutions and timely utilization of opportunities, customers gain significant competitive advantages.

Greencarrier Offers UK-Finland Routing

Greencarrier PTS is expanding its Nordic groupage services, Finland.

Greencarrier launches a new direct service between the UK and Finland for groupage, part loads and full loads. Together with its UK-based subsidiary Greencarrier PTS, Greencarrier is expanding the range of services it offers the Nordic market with a new direct service to Finland. The new link comes less than six months after Greencarrier acquired the Ipswich-based company PTS UK Ltd. PTS already maintained regular full and part-load services linking the UK with Sweden, Denmark and Norway prior to its acquisition by Greencarrier.

Björk.Eklund Group Renamed Greencarrier AB

Following the renaming of the Björk.Eklund Group to Greencarrier AB, its founders Stefan Björk (left) and Björn Eklund (right), will continue to hold the positions of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer respectively.

The Björk.Eklund Group is changing its name to Greencarrier AB with effect from 1 February 2012. Previously the Greencarrier name had only been used by companies that formed part of Greencarrier Freight Services, the division of the Björk.Eklund Group offering customised logistics and transport solutions worldwide. Now the majority of Group companies not currently branded Greencarrier will also change their names to reflect their membership of the Greencarrier Group. This includes…

Greencarrier Launches a New Direct Service

Peter Nevhagen, CEO of Greencarrier International.

Together with its UK-based subsidiary Greencarrier PTS, Greencarrier is expanding the range of services it offers the Nordic market with a new direct service to Finland. The new link comes less than six months after Greencarrier acquired the Ipswich-based company PTS UK Ltd. PTS already maintained regular full and part-load services linking the UK with Sweden, Denmark and Norway prior to its acquisition by Greencarrier. At the heart of the new service package is a direct consolidated…

Greencarrier Freight Services Achieves ISO Standards

Georg Skivik Moltu (Photo courtesy: Greencarrier Freight Services)

Greencarrier Freight Services’ business has strengthened its position in the energy and project forwarding markets by achieving management (ISO 9001) and environmental (ISO 14001) certification for its Energy & Project Business Unit. “As a new and relatively small company in the oil and gas and project logistics industries, we have to produce a level of quality, personal service and knowledge that exceeds what the competition is doing,” said Georg Skivik Moltu, Director Energy & Projects and Head of HSE & QA, Greencarrier.

Partnership Eyes Reduced CO2 Emissions

Photo: CMA CGM

Logistics company Greencarrier Freight Service and shipping company CMA-CGM Scandinavia have initiated a long-term collaboration project to cut joint CO2 emissions by 30 percent by 2020. The partners aim to achieve this goal through the development of new and sustainable logistics solutions that will also be made available on the market. One example is a joint solution involving sea transport to Gothenburg and further transport to Torsvik, where trucks have now been replaced by rail transport. This change has resulted in a 70 persent reduction in CO2 emissions.

GreenCarrier Asia Names Chu Managing Director

GreenCarrier Asia, part of the Björk.Eklund Group, has appointed Peter Chu as Managing Director. will take on the task of developing GreenCarrier’s operations in Greater China. For much of his career has been involved with the Sweden-China trade and has considerable knowledge of both the Swedish market and its corporate culture. Formerly with Wilson Freight, he fulfilled roles as Sea Freight Manager, Assistant General Manager, Director and Deputy Managing Director before becoming Managing Director of TNT Freight Management. In 2006 he joined Baltrans Logistics HK Ltd as Managing Director of its North China operations, where he was also accountable for Hong Kong and Greater China exports to .

Greencarrier Plots Energy and Projects Expansion

Greencarrier Shipping & Logistics AS said it is planning to expand its services to the oil and gas industry, appointing a new head of the energy and projects business unit and opening an office in Stavanger, Norway. The Scandinavian company, which offers the full range of freight forwarding and logistics services, has identified project forwarding and the energy industry as two of its main target areas for growth in 2014. Georg Skivik Moltu, who was previously head of oil & gas and projects in Northern Europe for Panalpina…

SSL to Provide Logistics for Kestrel Liner

Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics and Kestrel Liner Agencies are now working in partnership to offer a full range of logistics services between Scandinavia and the Caribbean and Latin America. Kestrel Liner Agencies has appointed Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics (SSL), an independent full service agency based in Sweden, as its agent in Sweden, Norway and Finland. SSL, owned by the Swedish Greencarrier Group and the German company Menzell & Döhle, specializes in liner agency, port agency, freight agency, forwarding and project logistics. Kestrel, established in the U.K. 20 years ago, specializes in sea and air freight to and from the U.S., South America and the Caribbean.

Cooperation Key Among Maritime Universities

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Cooperation between academic institutions is key in ensuring the next generation of maritime professionals is well prepared. In this spirit, International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s Juvenal Shiundu delivered a keynote address at the opening ceremony of the International seminar on mutual cooperation between IMO, World Maritime University (WMU) and Korea Maritime and Ocean University (KMOU) in Busan, Republic of Korea (11 November). In front of a full audience, Shiundu reiterated…

Cooperation for Oil Spill Preparedness in Africa

Photo: GIWACAF

A regional conference of countries in west, central and southern Africa has committed to continue to work at both national and regional levels to boost preparedness to deal with oil spill incidents which could be devastating both for the marine environment and financially. The conference (6-9 November) in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, was hosted by CIAPOL, the Ivoirian pollution control centre. It brought together industry and government focal points from 20 out of 22 west, central and southern African countries covered by the Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI-WACAF).

Protecting Mauritania’s Marine Park

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

A particularly sensitive sea area (PSSA) is an area of special ecological, socio-economic or scientific importance which may be vulnerable to international shipping. To date, International Maritime Organization (IMO) has designated 17 areas which benefit from the scheme and are protected. IMO Member Governments can submit applications for the designation of PSSAs at any time. Representatives from IMO, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre Marine Program and the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) met with national stakeholders in Nouakchott…

Worldwide Implementation of Maritime Search and Rescue

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

International search and rescue plans are crucial, so that, no matter where an accident occurs, the rescue of persons in distress at sea can be coordinated successfully. Therefore, the worldwide implementation of International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s  International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR Convention 1979) is a key component in efforts to ensure the safety of international shipping. To further promote the ratification and appropriate implementation of the Convention…

ICS & CMI Update Campaign on Maritime Treaty Ratification

Photo: International Chamber of Shipping

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – whose member national shipowner associations represent over 80% of the world merchant fleet, and the Comité Maritime International (CMI) – the international association for maritime lawyers, have released an updated brochure to promote the importance of governments ratifying international maritime conventions, especially those adopted by the UN IMO. The aim of the brochure ‘Promoting Maritime Treaty Ratification’ is to encourage more…

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