Release Date: 01 July 2008
Release ID: 421
GreenCarrier International, the logistics arm of the Gothenburg-based Björk.Eklund Group, has further strengthened its position in the Nordic region with the acquisition of the independent IATA approved Finnish forwarding company Oy FCS Logistics Ltd.
Founded in 1995, Oy FCS offers international air and sea container transport services and has a global agent network. As an IATA approved Forwarder, FCS Logistics has contracts with all major airlines around the world and also offers charter transport and on-board couriers.
The company prides itself on the handling of higher value and time-sensitive goods. Direct routeings are selected whenever possible and for particularly urgent shipments such as ships' spares, medical equipment and medicines, FCS closely monitors individual movements to ensure they are loaded on board and sent as scheduled.
A particular speciality is the transport of livestock including pets, horses, cattle and poultry. Pick-up and delivery, kennels, quarantine, veterinarians and flight reservations can be organised with a special emphasis on airlines and schedules that are best for the well-being of the animals.
It is anticipated that the FCS Logistics operation will eventually be fully integrated into GreenCarrier International.
Staffan Kjellberg, Managing Director, GreenCarrier International, said: "FCS Logistics will be our foothold in the Finnish market for expansion. The owners of FCS Logistics have the same business philosophy as we have. Like other GreenCarrier offices the company is also strong in certain niches. FCS Logistics will play an important role in the GreenCarrier group of companies along the Baltic seafront and the Russian border."
GreenCarrier offers its customers a single point of contact for all their logistics requirements. With offices in Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Lithuania and Asia, GreenCarrier specialises in shipping services between northern Europe and the Far East.
The Björk.Eklund Group is one of Sweden's largest privately owned logistics and transportation companies.
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