Felbermayr buys into Dutch shipping company

Felbermayr Holding has announced it will acquire 50 per cent of the Dutch inland shipping company Rijnmond Logistics Beheer. The company is based in Papendrecht, the Netherlands and the agreement will take effect from 1 October 2023. The agreement is subject to formal approvals.

From left to right: Cees van Putten (Rijnmond Logistics Beheer), DI Horst Felbermayr (Felbermayr Holding), Gerrit Drenth (Rijnmond Logistics Beheer). (Photo: Felbermayr)

Rijnmond Logistics is a logistics service provider in the field of inland water transport. In the future, it will work closely with the Felbermayr subsidiary Haeger & Schmidt Logistics, which Felbermayr acquired in 2013.

For CEO Horst Felbermayr, the acquisition of shares in Rijnmond Logistics represents a logical step towards expansion in shipping logistics.

He said, “The strategic investment in Rijnmond Logistics and the close cooperation with Haeger & Schmidt Logistics expands our service portfolio considerably and strengthens our position in the industry enormously.”

Heiko Brückner, CEO of Haeger & Schmidt Logistics added, “We are delighted with the decision to invest in Rijnmond Logistics and thus drive forward the expansion of the Haeger & Schmidt Group. Thanks to their expertise and the close cooperation, we can offer our customers an even broader and more efficient range of services in inland waterway logistics.”

With two of its own coupled push-tow combinations and one motor vessel, as well as around 20 independently owned vessels and charter vessels, Rijnmond Logistics has a chartering capacity of 79,000 tonnes.

For Rijnmond’s managing director Cees Van Putten, this participation is a decisive positive reorientation of his company. “The partnership with Felbermayr and the close cooperation with Haeger & Schmidt Logistics open up new opportunities and synergies to offer our customers even better and more efficient solutions,” he said.


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