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Done deals: January 15, 2021

Contracts, mergers, acquisitions and big deals in the supply chain sector this week


January 15, 2021
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Mediterranean Shipping Company

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has joined the Hydrogen Council as a steering member to foster collaboration that will accelerate R&D related to clean hydrogen derived fuels and solutions. The Hydrogen Council is a global CEO-led initiative designed to facilitate a transition to hydrogen fuel.

Swissport & Air France-KLM Group

Swissport will be serving Air France-KLM Group in Saudi Arabia until 2025. The new contract expands the existing cooperation to all flights of all airlines of the French-Dutch airline group, including freighter services, to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new contract is valid until the end of 2025 and now also includes air cargo handling in addition to passenger services and ramp handling. The new agreement covers all airlines of the Air France-KLM Group, including KLM, Air France, Air France Cargo, Martinair and Transavia.

DSV in Stockholm

DSV’s new site in Rosersberg, north of Stockholm, will offer transport and logistics services and will be ready for use by the end of 2021. The warehouse will occupy approximately 732,000 square feet. An automated robotic storage system and a narrow aisle racking systems will provide twice the usual warehouse capacity. The location will also comprise a 54,000 square foot cross-docking area and office space. Construction of the new facility is expected to begin in February and to be completed by the end of 2021. The new location is expected to bring an approximately 200 new jobs to the Rosersberg area.

Transportation Insight & Spend Management Experts

Transportation Insight has acquired Spend Management Experts LLC. Spend Management Experts provides parcel optimization, transportation management and e-commerce services helping companies manage parcel and e-commerce spend. John Haber will lead the small parcel division of Transportation Insight. Spend Management Experts will maintain its Atlanta-based office.

Shyft Group

The Shyft Group a manufacturer that assembles, and upfits vehicles for e-commerce-driven parcel delivery, has announced that its Utilimaster brand has received orders totaling more than 3,000 units for its recently launched Velocity-F2 purpose-built walk-in van delivery vehicle. The orders came from parcel delivery customers responding to upward trends in e-commerce. Production is scheduled to ramp up in February, with customers taking delivery beginning in March.