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Pentagon Freight Services PLC Acquires Carlbom Shipping Ltd

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    Carlbom Shipping is the leading specialist ships agent on the Humber estuary and has been providing exceptional service to UK, European and international clients since 1897. Carlbom Shipping has an enviable reputation for providing unique services to each of its clients in the tanker, bulk cargo, offshore and renewables sectors.  

    Pentagon Freight Services is the world’s leading privately owned logistics provider to the energy industries, currently operating out of 66 locations globally.  

    This acquisition enables Pentagon to leverage and complement the two companies’ unique strengths, delivering an expanded and superior service offering to its clients across the UK and Europe. Forming the core of this acquisition is a set of shared principles, such as ethics, bespoke logistics solutions and an absolute commitment to customer satisfaction. Moving forward, the combined strength will enable Pentagon to offer a seamless end-to-end service to clients, that now includes a full suite of ships agency services, cemented by fully integrated IT systems. 


    Carlbom’s expertise in ships agency, its prominent presence in the Humber region and its expertise in servicing offshore windfarms, combined with Pentagon’s international logistics network in the UK, Europe, Australasia, the Middle East, and the Americas, enables the combined entity to offer unprecedented levels of coverage to clients, across the international maritime and logistics sectors. 

    Carlbom – Official Announcement

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