GTS acquires Cargo Holland in the Netherlands

John Burgstra

Global Transport Solutions, a logistics service provider specialized in marine- and time-critical logistics, has acquired Cargo Holland, a freight forwarder specialized in air freight solutions located at Schiphol Airport, Netherlands.

John Burgstra, co-CEO of GTS, commented on the transaction: “The acquisition further solidifies our presence in the Netherlands, by reinforcing our freight forwarding operation and air freight capabilities. Cargo Holland has an experienced team in place with a great cultural fit with Best Global Logistics. I have no doubt that the Cargo Holland team will continue to thrive as part of GTS and Best Global Logistics (GTS’ 3PL division), under Marc’s continued leadership and entrepreneurial drive.”

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

“We think our companies – with their own expertise – complement each other perfectly. We share the same vision and focus and I am convinced that our customers and staff will benefit from this new setup on many levels. And for me personally, I am very excited to fulfill my new role as managing director for the BGL offices in the Netherlands,” Kort commented.

Combined, Cargo Holland and BGL will strengthen their positioning as leading air freight forwarders in the Netherlands, with a robust international infrastructure and organisation. Cargo Holland’s clients will receive the same personal and high-level service they are used to, while being able to benefit from the international scale that BGL has to offer.