Sotramar & De Keyser (SDK) and DAS Logistics are joining forces to create Naxco Belgium, with an eye to further develop its forwarding activities.

Part of the Naxco Group, the company has combined experience of more than 65 years in maritime freight and airfreight forwarding. Sven De Meester, Naxco Belgium ceo, said: “Not only are we now uniting our freight forwarding services for airfreight and maritime freight, Customs, transport, and storage as one company, we are also responding to the multimodal transport needs of our customers anywhere in the world. This merger is a major step forward in our network and administrative simplification.” 

Naxco Belgium works with a team of 42 employees from its locations in Antwerp and Brucargo-Zaventem.

De Meester continued: “As part of a leading global group, we realise there is a ceiling to the growth of shipping agencies, partly because large shipping companies are developing these services in-house. To achieve our growth strategy, we are investing heavily in the expansion of our forwarding department, relying on the excellent reputation of both forwarders. The impeccable service that our customers have come to expect from us is now packaged into a single entity.”

As well as Naxco Belgium, Naxco France will also be launched as a forwarder in the near future. De Meester said that this enables the brands to grow its image and name both nationally and internationally.

As well as Naxco Belgium, DKT (De Keyser Thornton) and Unamar will continue to exist as independent shipping agents under the Naxco Group umbrella.