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Wilhelmsen announces acquisition of Vopak Agencies

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Meenal Datar

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Leading provider, Wilhelmsen Port Services has completed its acquisition of Vopak Agencies. Vopak Agencies, which has now become a Wilhelmsen group company, is a perfect match for the global reach of Wilhelmsen Port Services’ maritime network of 2,200 ports.

Vopak Agencies is a specialist within both hub services and port agency in the tanker segments in Europe and has extensive experience within their field. As part of the transaction, Wilhelmsen has also acquired 50% of diize, a Vopak developed digital software company aimed at the future of port orchestration.

One of the pillars of Wilhelmsen Port Services’ recently launched growth strategy is to be a leading partner in port in the markets it serves and the acquisition of Vopak Agencies and its position as a tanker specialist in North-West Europe is a perfect fit.

Neal de Roche, President, Wilhelmsen Port Services says: ‘This opportunity came at a perfect time for us with our ambitious growth strategy both targeting new segments as well as expansion of services in the port value chain. Now begins the work to bring the knowledge and experience from Vopak Agencies and diize into Wilhelmsen as well as to our global network of customers.’

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