Unifeeder is pleased to announce the acquisition of IMCL Holding Ltd. from Lemissoler Shipping Group PCL. The combined entity will through efficient operations and economies of scale offer an even more competitive and reliable best-in-class service with high frequency and quality between the major hubs in Northern Europe.
Unifeeder, the asset light logistics company, is Northern Europe’s leading feeder operator transporting containers from the large European container hubs in Belgium, Germany and Holland to more than 30 regional ports across the Nordic Region, the Baltic States and Russia. Unifeeder’s feeder operations are complemented by its fast growing door-to-door multimodal container transport business. In 2008, Unifeeder had sales of ca €400 million.
IMCL is the largest feeder operator in Poland and transports containers between the main ports in Germany and Holland and the Polish ports in Gdynia, Gdansk and Stettin as well as Riga in Latvia and Klaipeda in Lithuania. The company was established in 1996 and prides itself on providing an unrivalled service to its customers, many of whom have been with the company since inception. In 2008 IMCL enjoyed sales of ca €50 million.
The merger of Unifeeder’s and IMCL’s operations will benefit all stakeholders, from customers to employees and suppliers, as increased scale advantages and best practise is rolled out across the combined entity in order to procure a superior product and service offering in conjunction with increased geographic coverage and scope of services. The joint network will improve the offering for inter-European cargo and thereby support initiatives to move cargo from road to sea. Transporting containers by sea instead of road is the most environmentally friendly transportation method as seen by using Unifeeder’s newly launched CO2 calculator on www.unifeeder.com.
The CEO of Unifeeder, Jesper Kristensen, commented “the acquisition of IMCL by Unifeeder is an important strategic milestone that will benefit the customers of both companies. The possibility to provide additional port calls on routes to the Baltic region, Finland and Russia creates an improved service offering to everyone’s benefit. IMCL offers a high quality service to its customers and contributes outstanding employees to complement Unifeeder’s organisation and future development. I am very pleased this transaction has been concluded.”
“The combined entity will be able to offer our customers a more extensive and flexible service with improved coverage of the ports in the Baltic Sea. Together with Nakis Kassos, Managing Director, the other key IMCL employees and the existing organisations in Poland and Germany, I am delighted to continue to work to ensure a successful future and integration of the combined...