Expansion of container services in Benelux
Press Release 31 Mar 2023
Contargo takes over Transport Clynhens J.
On 1 April 2023, Contargo Berry BV is taking over the transport enterprise Transport Clynhens J., thus strengthening its container transport offer on water, rail and road within the trimodal concept.
“The takeover is part of our strategy of growth, both on an organic basis and by the acquisition of healthy companies”, says Marcel Hulsker, Co-Managing Director of Contargo GmbH & Co. KG. “We will integrate the whole workforce and the fleet of Transport Clynhens J., as well as the relations to customers and service providers, into the organisation of Contargo Berry BV; however, the individuality and culture of the company will be retained.”
The main activity of the transport company Transport Clynhens J. is the transport of standard and reefer containers. These are transported between the seaports and their destinations in the Benelux countries, France and Germany. Following the integration into Contargo Berry BV, these activities will be continued under the management and trade name of Contargo Berry BV.
Jimmy Clynhens, who has successfully built up Transport Clynhens J. over the last 16 years, will be responsible for the further development of the organisation of Contargo Berry BV together with Frank van Berwaer (the present Branch Manager of Contargo Berry BV in Belgium) from the office in the Port of Antwerp.
With an annual transport volume of 2.1 million TEU, Contargo is one of the largest container logistics networks in Europe. Contargo integrates container transport between the western seaports, the German North Sea ports and the European hinterland. Contargo has 24 container terminals at its disposal in Germany, France and Switzerland and additional locations in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Poland. The enterprise also operates its own barge and rail lines. In 2022 the workforce of 1,200 employees achieved a turnover of 711 million Euro.