March 3 - Effective April 1, Wilhelmsen Ships Service has agreed to acquire Eurokor Logistics, a ships agency, logistics and forwarding company with operations in the Netherlands and Belgium.

WSS says that the acquisition will further strengthen its logistics and agency operations in Central Europe, specifically by adding freight forwarding and barging to its service provision in this area.

"Acquiring Eurokor Logistics is another step towards fulfilling our growth ambitions", says Bård Bjørløw, VP Europe at Wilhelmsen Ships Service. "The Netherlands and Belgium are strategic key locations for our customers and Eurokor Logistics will be a valuable addition to our logistics expertise in this market."

Eurokor Logistics provides ships agency services, freight forwarding and barging, focusing on drybulk, wet bulk, breakbulk and project cargo customers. Eurokor Barging is a subsidiary of Eurokor Logistics offering barging solutions targeted towards the inland transport of bulk cargo. Eurokor Barging covers barge transport to and from all European inland barge origins and destinations including the Rhine, Moselle, Neckar, Main and Danube rivers.