Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has taken a 60 per cent stake in Abnormal Load Services Holding BV, the specialist in out of gauge transport operator.
ALS will become an integrated part of the WWL product offering, adopting the name Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Abnormal Load Services.
Erik Noeklebye, WWL head of region Europe, said: “Today OEM’s are forced to look at the supply chain in a fragmented fashion due to a lack of integrated service providers. Ocean transport, land transport, technical services, plant handling, etc are often contracted separately, forcing the OEM to involve a lot of resources to manage a fragmented supply chain, driving costs up and quality down.
“Through WWL ALS, we will be able to offer these customers seamless finished vehicle logistics solutions with one customer interface and a global presence.”