Pentagon Freight Services has acquired Carlbom Shipping.

Pentagon said the deal would allow it to deliver an expanded service offering to its clients across the UK and Europe, including a full suite of ships agency services supported with fully integrated IT systems.

Carlbom has a strong background in ships agency, has a prominent presence in the Humber region, and boasts experience in servicing offshore wind farms. This will complement Pentagon’s international logistics network in the UK, Europe, Australasia, the Middle East, and the Americas, enabling the combined entity to offer greater levels of coverage to clients across the international maritime and logistics sectors.

Ashley Taylor, ceo of Pentagon Freight Services, said: “We are delighted to complete the acquisition of Carlbom Shipping. It was clear from the start that there is a great deal of synergy between our companies and together we can combine to deliver an enhanced service to all our clients – from traditional ships agency, to logistics, warehousing, Customs brokerage, and procurement, all under one roof. Our businesses dovetail neatly – supporting each other across sectors and skillsets.

“The Carlbom team and its expertise in ships agency and offshore wind are a highly valued addition to the Pentagon Group,” he added.