Ahlers Belgium reallocates agency activities to GAC Belgium and Boeckmans nv
GAC and Boeckmans are both renowned and specialized companies in the sector
Antwerp / Belgium / October 5th
Ahlers Belgium, Boeckmans en GAC Belgium have reached an agreement on the transfer of Ahlers Belgium’s operations as shipping agents. The port agency department – in charge of operational contacts with ports and terminals – moves to GAC Belgium. The liner agencies, handling the commercial bookings on behalf of shipping companies, move to Boeckmans nv. All employees (9) will move to the new companies.
The transfer of the agency activities is a strategic choice of the Ahlers group. As international logistics service provider - next to transport, project management and storage to the industries - Ahlers assists customers in optimizing their transport flows through the active use of data analytics and digital platforms.
Ahlers hands its agency activities representing shipping lines over to renowned and specialized companies in the sector in order to be fully committed to the industries it serves.
Through this consolidation in the agency business service level will be guarantueed and scale efficiency will achieved.
On October 1st the water clerks of Ahlers’ port agency department started at GAC Belgium. The joint team moved into the Ahlers offices at Noorderlaan.
The employees of Ahlers’ liner agencies will start at Boeckmans on October 16th. Their offices are located Van Meterenkaai in the center of Antwerp.
In recent years GAC Belgium has specialized in shipping agencies and dry bulk services in all Belgian ports. The team in Antwerp and Ahlers can boast extensive (local) expertise and outstanding service. GAC Belgium is part of the GAC-group with headquarters in Dubai and active in 50 countries.
Boeckmans has been an independent shipping agency in Antwerp for four generations. This family owned company employs thirty people.
Ahlers Belgium ensures optimal logistics processes and operations by sea and by land and operates warehouses in Antwerp and Ghent. The company is part of the Ahlers Group which is present in 15 countries in Europe, Russia & CIS, Asia and Africa.