Global Transport Solutions (GTS), a logistics service provider specialized in supply chain solutions for the maritime industry through the brand Marinetrans, has acquired Ship Spares Logistics (SSL), formerly part of Burando Maritime Services.
SSL is a marine logistics specialist providing barge deliveries, warehouse consolidation and freight forwarding services. The combination of the two companies will elevate service offerings in marine spare parts logistics, creating a synergy that leverages the combined strengths, culture, and international network of both companies.
“With a shared vision and complementing strengths, this collaboration with SSL is a natural progression,” remarked John Burgstra, co-CEO at GTS. “Together, we are able to redefine service standards in marine spare parts logistics, offering an even more comprehensive and integrated service portfolio to our clients at Marinetrans that is unrivalled in the industry.
“The acquisition of SSL reinforces our last-mile service offering, giving our clients a wider range of options.”
The co-CEO of Burando Maritime Services, Andreas Drenthen, commented: “This transaction allows SSL to join forces with a long-standing partner, GTS, and offer its clients an international proposition. We believe this strategic move will unlock new potential and opportunities for both companies, and we are excited to see where this collaboration leads.”
Through technological innovation and service integration, SSL and GTS say they share the ambition to establish a disruptive service in the market, organizing their clients’ logistics from vendor to vessel.