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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”, Marc commented.
Combined, Cargo Holland and BGL will strengthen their positioning as leading air freight forwarders in
the Netherlands, with a robust international infrastructure and organization. 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.