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Blue Water Shipping expands to Bremen and swallows Zodiac

Caption: © Blue Water Shipping

The Danish shipping and project logistics group Blue Water is continuing its expansion course: with a new branch in Bremen, a takeover in Korea and another new branch in Japan.

In addition to locations such as Cuxhaven and Hamburg, Blue Water Shipping is now also operating from Bremen[ds_preview].

A Bremen project logistics centre has been opened there, “significantly expanding” the transport and logistics company’s Energy, Ports and Projects division, as the Danes announced. The Bremen team, which specialises in global project logistics, will work closely with the network of more than 80 offices worldwide to offer comprehensive logistics solutions. Contacts include Christian Rauch, Operations Manager Bremen, and Managing Director Cord.

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Christian Rauch, Operations Manager Bremen, Anders Maul Director EMEA & CIS – Energy, Ports & Projects & Cord Behr, General Manager Bremen (© Blue Water Shipping)

The newly formed local team reportedly has “extensive experience in the regional transport and logistics sector” and focuses on projects in various sectors, including industrial projects, according to the company, which is also active in the terminal business and MPP shipping, among others. The focus is on cargo from the wind and oil/gas industries, for example. Several expansion steps have recently occurred (see also HANSA 11/2023).

Anders Maul, Director EMEA & CIS – Energy, Ports & Projects at Blue Water, emphasised the advantages of the Bremen site with its central location and diverse market opportunities. “We want to expand our presence in Europe, not only to increase our regional visibility, but also to support our global expansion efforts. Our goal is to have a solid project structure in Germany, where many suppliers operate,” says Maul.

Blue Water is also expanding in Korea

Just a few hours before the publication of the Bremen location, an expansion in Asia was also announced. Zodiac Logistics, a South Korean logistics company headed by Raphael Park, was acquired there. Park will move from his role as Managing Director of Zodiac Solutions to General Manager of Blue Water South Korea.

The official signing ceremony at the Korea – Denmark Offshore Wind Business Conference was attended by Lars Aagaard, Danish Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities, and Jason Goh, Regional Director Asia at Blue Water. The agreement marks the formal establishment of Blue Water South Korea, with the completion of the acquisition of Zodiac Logistics scheduled for 1 May.

Thomas Bek, Blue Water’s COO for Energy, Ports and Projects, said: “The acquisition of Zodiac Solutions brings with it expertise and a valuable network, especially in the logistics of various industries such as renewable energy, mining, oil, gas and industrial projects, general cargo by sea and air, marine logistics and defense logistics.” Blue Water Shipping had already worked with Zodiac as a local partner in previous years.

At the same time, a further expansion step was announced: an office in Japan will be opened this year.

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