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Lineage Logistics Expands its European Logistics Offering with the Acquisition of UTI Forwarding
APRIL 26, 2021
Acquisition marks Lineage’s entrance into the European freight forwarding industry and strengthens the Company’s ability to efficiently move goods through its global facility network
Novi, MI – Lineage Logistics, LLC (“Lineage” or the “Company”), a leading global temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, today announced its intention to acquire UTI Forwarding, a renowned Rotterdam-based freight forwarder. The acquisition marks Lineage’s entrance into the freight forwarding industry in Europe, further strengthening Lineage’s end-to-end supply chain offering by advancing the operational synergies for the movement of goods through Lineage’s global warehouse network. The transaction, which is conditional upon approval from the competent competition authorities, will close upon receipt of clearance.
Founded in 1961, UTI Forwarding is a leading freight forwarding company that is strategically located in Rotterdam, Netherlands, with a new office in Gdansk, Poland. The company specializes in the exporting and importing of Full Container Load (“FCL”) cargo, handling both temperature-controlled and other containerized goods. With over 400 clients, UTI manages container shipments to and from any port worldwide.
“We are thrilled about our acquisition of UTI. Together we will offer a one stop solution to our shared customers that creates new efficiencies between import and export-based container movements and our warehouses that will help us reduce waste in the supply chain. ,” said Mike McClendon, President of International Operations & EVP of Network Optimization at Lineage. “UTI has an exceptional management team and we are excited to partner with them to expand this offering to new customers while investing in technology to further drive growth and savings.”
The full release can be found here.