January 7 - The Broekman Group has taken over the Marico Group, a holding and finance company with a number of shareholdings that are active in the industry of cargo handling, agency activities and shipbroking, including BV Scheepvaart & Handelmaatschappi

Marico will continue to provide its services in Schiedam, Schiphol and Eemshaven under its own name. The Marico management team will be retained to supervise the transition.

Earlier in December, Broekman sold its automotive division and announced its intention to focus on logistics activities.

The company says that the takeover of Marico supports this focus, and Broekman's logistics, forwarding, warehousing and distribution will have a more solid base as a result.