News

30-06-2016

PRESS RELEASE - Shipping.dk acquires Rasmus Christensen Shipping ApS.


Shipping and logistics company Shipping.dk based in Fredericia, Denmark, has acquired Rasmus Christensen Shipping ApS as of 1 July 2016. With the acquisition, Shipping.dk expands its position as a significant player
in Scandinavia within agency and stevedoring.

Like Shipping.dk Rasmus Christensen Shipping ApS has deep roots in maritime Denmark, and counts agency and stevedoring among its primary areas of business.

Regarding the acquirement of Rasmus Christensen Shipping ApS Søren Gran Hansen, Managing Director of the Shipping Group comment: “Shipping.dk has been seeking an opportunity to expand its activities in Aarhus for some time. We've been looking at Rasmus Christensen Shipping ApS as one of the businesses that could help us achieve that. They are renowned for high quality and their customer focus - the same values we stand for. I am delighted to be able to combine our strengths and to see where the merger can take us.”

Rasmus Christensen Shipping ApS was owned and run by the brothers Lars and Claus Jørgensen. Lars has decided to step down for personal reasons but will be available to Shipping.dk during a transition period. Claus will continue his work at Shipping.dk in Aarhus as Agency Manager, to ensure continuous high quality for customers and business associates.

“Lars has wanted to slow down for a couple of years for purely personal reasons, but that can be a difficult move in a two-man business working 24/7, 365 days of the year. When Shipping.dk contacted us to discuss the possibility of acquisition, we therefore decided the time was ripe. The acquisition was conducted smoothly and I am delighted that Lars can now take better care of himself and that I can continue working in a company I have faith in,” says Claus Jørgensen co-owner of Rasmus Christensen Shipping ApS.

“Many of the customers currently served by Rasmus Christensen Shipping ApS in Aarhus and other ports are already served by Shipping.dk in other ports. We therefore hope and believe that we will be able to keep these and expand the business further,” concludes Søren Gran Hansen, Managing Director of the Shipping Group.

Contact:
Søren Gran Hansen, CEO                 Claus Jørgensen
S
hipping Holding A/S                        Rasmus Christensen Shipping ApS
Tel.: +45 23 24 52 66                         Tel.: +45  40 21 05 22       
E-mail: sgh@shipping.dk                   E-mail: shipras@shipras.dk