LONDON, 12 November 2010 – SBS Worldwide and Blue Water Shipping have signed an agency agreement which covers all sea and air freight activities between the Nordic countries and the US for general cargo.
From November 15, Blue Water Shipping will represent SBS Worldwide in the Nordic countries, and SBS Worldwide will represent Blue Water Shipping in the USA. Blue Water Shipping has 17 offices throughout the Nordic countries, including Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland.
“This agency agreement with Nordic specialists Blue Water Shipping greatly strengthens our service offering,” says Lars Kloch, Managing Director US, SBS Worldwide. “It ensures that our customers will receive the same high level of service in the Nordic countries as they have come to expect from us on other trade lanes.”
Dan Nissen, Director, Blue Water Shipping says: “Together we will be able to offer a wider range of supply chain management solutions, including logistics, sea/air, reverse transport, distribution and other added value services. We are pleased to be working with a company with such as strong service offering as SBS.”
The companies have a combined workforce of more than 2,000 experienced and customer-focused employees. The agreement strengthens the global network for both forwarders and also helps extend SBS’s expertise in the areas of project cargo.
SBS Worldwide, an independent supply chain specialist founded in the UK in 1983, was recently named Freight Forwarder of the Year in the prestigious IFW Freight Industry Awards.
Blue Water Shipping, established in 1972 as part of the Blue Water Group, has its headquarters in Esbjerg, Denmark and a network of offices throughout the Nordic region.