Inchcape Shipping Services has agreed to buy port agency provider Kennedy Hunter in Belgium from Conti-Lines Group.

With the acquisition, Inchcape will grow its operations in northern Europe and increase its coverage in Belgium, with a focus on dry bulk, car carriers/ro-ro handling and cargo brokerage. 

Inchcape Belgium provides a range of maritime services including port agency, husbandry, crew logistics services, ship chandelling, bunker fuel supply arrangement, liner agency, as well as logistics services to oil and gas, construction, dredging, cable laying, cruise tourism and other sectors.

“We are excited about welcoming the Kennedy Hunter team into the Inchcape family, by joining forces we are able to offer an even better value proposition to our customers in Belgium. This is our first acquisition under the ownership of Epiris and it demonstrates our intention and ability to drive positive consolidation within the port agency industry,,“ said Frank G. Olsen, ceo of Inchcape Shipping Services.