September 27 - Scandinavia-based freight forwarder Martin Bencher Group has opened a new office in Houston, Texas to further strengthen its position in North America.

Founded in the UK in 1881, the group has existing offices in China, Europe, North America, India and Southeast Asia.


Morten Olesen, CEO of Martin Bencher USA, said: "This will further strengthen our position in North America, and assist the continued growth of Martin Bencher Group."


As well as a commodity forwarder, the group has extensive experience of project cargo and heavy lift operations. The group's last opening was a dedicated office in Singapore in November, 2009 which has a focus on project cargo, break bulk and heavy lift.


MB Projects was established as a regional office of Martin Bencher Group in southeast Asia and offers a wide variety of services including door to door transportation with inland trucking, transportation by barge as well as Customs clearance for both project and general cargo.


The new office can be contacted as follows:


Martin Bencher USA LLC 
3340 - C Greens Road, 
Suite 450, 
Houston, TX 77032 
Tel: +1 281 760 3502 
Fax: +1 281 760 3517