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GTS and SSL Unite to Transform Marine Logistics

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GTS, a logistics service provider specializing in supply chain solutions for the maritime industry under the brand Marinetrans, has successfully completed the acquisition of SSL (formerly a part of Burando Maritime Services). SSL, a renowned marine logistics specialist, has been known for its services in barge deliveries, warehouse consolidation, and freight forwarding within the maritime sector. This strategic merger of the two companies heralds a new era in marine spare parts logistics, capitalizing on their collective strengths, shared culture, and expansive international networks.

John Burgstra, co-CEO of GTS, expressed his enthusiasm for the union, stating, “This collaboration with SSL is a natural evolution, driven by our shared vision and complementary strengths. Together, we are poised to redefine the standards of excellence in marine spare parts logistics, offering our clients at Marinetrans an unparalleled and fully-integrated service portfolio. The acquisition of SSL further strengthens our last-mile service capabilities, granting our clients an even wider array of choices.”

Echoing this sentiment, Leo Faasse, Managing Director at SSL, emphasized the synergy between the two companies, saying, “Partnering with GTS feels like joining forces with a trusted friend. The existing relationships and cultural alignment between our teams will undoubtedly translate into a successful and mutually beneficial partnership, delivering unmatched value to our clients.”

Andreas Drenthen, co-CEO of Burando Maritime Services, shared his insights on the transaction, stating, “This transaction enables SSL to unite with our long-standing partner, GTS, and present an international proposition to our clients. We believe that this strategic move will unlock new potential and opportunities for both companies, and we eagerly anticipate the exciting prospects that this collaboration will bring.”

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