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Forwarders merge for sustainable future

GOTHENBURG: February 03, 2016. Key Logistics AB is the new name of a merger between Dacotrans Sweden AB, the Swedish member of the FPS Group of independent forwarders and NVOCCs, GH Transport AB, and Key Logistics AB. The result is a medium-sized freight forwarding and logistics business that will remain the FPS agent for Sweden.

Dacotrans SwedenDacotrans was launched in 1988, while GH Transport commenced operations in 1994, and Key Logistics was founded in 2005. All three companies had common ownership, and offered a comprehensive range of freight forwarding services including air, ocean LCL/FCL, and projects. These activities will carry over to the new company, which continues to operate from Gothenburg.

Head of the combined organization is former managing director of Dacotrans Stefan Hansson: “As a means to strengthen our organizations and further improve their competitiveness, we have decided to merge our three logistics businesses into a single unit that exploits economies of scale. Among many benefits, the merger means we are able to enhance the efficiency of our customer service and administrative functions.

“We undertook the merger to create a more sustainable business based on a stable foundation. The aim of the newly-expanded Key Logistics is now to build long-term relationships with its customers and suppliers, creating enhanced value for both,” added Hansson.

The combined company said its ambition “is to be the obvious choice [as] a long-term, committed, reliable and personal partner. This means that our most important values are: sustainability, commitment, reliability, and personality”.

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