Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Damco And GFS TieUp Bulk Liquid Logistics Contract

Continuation of Partnership to Serve Spanish Exporters
Shipping News Feature

SPAIN – Damco, the wholly owned AP Moller- Maersk shipping group's logistics subsidiary, has obtained the contract to handle the countrywide rights for the sales and distribution of Global Flexi Systems (GFS). GFS commenced operations with Damco, Spain last year and this is an extension of the partnership which sees both companies able to offer integrated door to door logistics services to Spanish based companies in need of transportation of non-hazardous bulk liquids to overseas markets.

GFS’s flexitank products are purpose built for transportation of wine, olive oil, fruit juices, chemicals and other non-hazardous liquids. For the Spanish market, Damco will deliver the flexitanks fitted in standard containers ready for loading at the exporter’s facility and arrange the ocean transportation to the final delivery port at destination. The exporter can decide to add customs clearance, cargo insurance, final delivery at destination as well as visibility to the logistics package offered by Damco and GFS.

“Selecting Damco as our distributor and agent in Spain was an easy decision. With Damco having offices strategically located in all major ports, with a strong global network, their commitment to quality services, experienced personnel and excellent reputation, GFS were pleased to welcome them into our global network of exclusive agents”, says Stephen McClean, European Business Development Manager with Global Flexi Systems.

“The products from GFS enable us to offer a unique value proposition to the exporters of olive oil, wine, chemicals and other bulk liquid products in Spain. GFS and Damco are a great fit for the Spanish market and we expect our already solid relationship to further strengthen with this agreement – to the benefit of all parties involved, not least our customers”, says Henrik Kristensen, CEO of Damco Spain S.L.