The fight for Daco Heavy Lift
Somewhat under the radar, a storm has been brewing at Daco Heavy Lift, a specialist heavy haulage company providing door-to-door project cargo services. However, it seems not all is well at the company, as could be seen through a series of posts that were published and subsequently deleted on the company page on the business and employment-focused social media platform, Linkedin.
Project Cargo Journal got to see one of the deleted posts, that read, “Recently, two lawsuits were filed against our group of companies and the people that currently appear as Legal Representatives of our company. Of course, we’d wish otherwise, but it’s clear that these lawsuits have a solid foundation while the people that currently appear as Legal Representatives we appointed by an irregular and illegal shareholder meeting.”
The post went further on to say that due to the lawsuits, all of Daco Heavy Lift and Dacotrans (group of companies) are null and based on false documents which leave the company in an impossible situation to fulfil its commitments with its agents, suppliers and clients.
A source close to the matter told Project Cargo Journal that the group of companies have their bank accounts frozen and an embargo on equipment.
In response to the claims made at the LinkedIn page, Mathias Rehe, CEO at Dacotrans de Centroamerica, said, “Please note that all the operations of Daco Heavy Lift and Dacotrans in Guatemala, Central America, the Caribbean and the Guyana‘s are going 100 per cent normal.”
He further went on to say that the statements through social media have been posted through a hacked company account, and were false. Furthermore, Rehe directly pointed at Martin Roest, stating that the latter was using the social media channel as an outlet after he was ousted by the company in a shareholder meeting. He added that the majority shareholders took over control of the company in order to reorganize and return to normal operations.
However, as Project Cargo Journal understands, the legality of the said shareholder meeting is being brought into question. Roest is yet to respond to contact requests made by Project Cargo Journal.
It remains to be seen how the situation will be resolved and what comes out of it. In the meantime, the company has completed an exchange of an 88-ton transformer for client and partner The Kuldipsingh Group in Suriname.