Pentagon Freight Services purchase Carlbom Shipping

The global logistics provider to the energy industries, Pentagon Freight Services, has purchased the United-Kingdom based Carlbom Shipping, the leading specialist ships agent on the Humber estuary, in Northern England. 

Pentagon, the world’s leading privately owned logistics provider to the energy industries, focuses on global forwarding, project logistics, material management, consultancy services and technology for the international oil and gas industry. The company is currently operating out of 66 locations globally. Carlbom Shipping, in operation since 1897, is in the tanker, bulk cargo, offshore and renewables sectors, in the UK and Europe, as well as internationally.

Carlbom’s prominent presence in the Humber region and its expertise in servicing offshore wind farms, combined with Pentagon’s international logistics network, will enable Pentagon to provide end-to-end ship agency services, and increase levels of coverage to clients, across the international maritime and logistics sectors.

Ashley Taylor, CEO of Pentagon Freight Services, states: “Our businesses dovetail neatly – supporting each other across sectors and skill sets. The Carlbom team and its expertise in ships agency and offshore wind are a highly valued addition to the Pentagon Group. We look forward to building on Carlbom’s great heritage.”

Camilla Carlbom Flinn, Chairman of Carlbom Shipping Ltd, states, “Pentagon’s strength and expertise in logistics from within the oil and gas sector means they can bring that in-house knowledge to the offshore and renewables sector and combine it with our expertise in the maritime industry to provide a seamless service to our clients.”

Author: Emma Dailey

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