Interrijn acquires Eurokor Barging
Inland shipping and logistics specialist Interrijn has further strengthened its market position through the acquisition of Eurokor Barging (Ridderkerk). Collectively, the companies transported 7.5 million tons in 2021 and have a fleet of over 100 barges and pushbarges.
“Together we can cover a wider range of freight types and shipping areas, as well as offer improved transport guarantees to our relations and more certainty to our captains,” Interrijn CEO Matthijs Mannak said.
The acquisition ensures Interrijn’s expansion to become an even larger European logistics service provider with a shipping area extending from all large European sea ports to Belgium, France, Germany, and Switzerland. The Eurokor deal is the second acquisition since the appointment of Interrijn CEO, Matthijs Mannak in 2019.
Mannak stated, ‘Eurokor is a fantastic company that operates along the same principles as we do. So it’s a great match. We both have a no-nonsense mentality, manage logistics chains, and introduce smart solutions, but do that in the background.”
Eurokor Director, Heiko Evink said, “After almost two decades of independent operations, we realised we needed to prepare ourselves for a changing future. The market is becoming increasingly transparent and competitive. With Interrijn, we have chosen a strong and stable partner to safeguard Eurokor’s future.’
The similarities between the Interrijn and Eurokor DNA are an important reason for choosing Interrijn. ‘We are moving forwards in a new environment and with renewed enthusiasm, which gives us peace of mind and confidence in the future; for our clients and associates as well as our employees.’