Expansion of barge activities in Benelux for European intermodal container transport specialist

On 1 January 2023, European intermodal container transport specialist Contargo took over the activities of the Dutch company Honkoop Barging. This includes the management and employees of the barge transport company as well as the transport contracts and customer contracts and contacts.

“With Honkoop Barging, Contargo can further expand its activities in the Benelux countries”, says Marcel Hulsker, Co-Managing Director of Contargo GmbH & Co. KG. “This acquisition offers us an interesting possibility to extend our service portfolio, especially in the area of Rotterdam, Antwerp, the Zeeland Province, and Ghent”.

Honkoop Barging is a well-known provider of barge transport services in the area of the ARA ports. The offer includes transport within the Port of Rotterdam, transport between the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp, and many daily container line transports between the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp on the one hand, and various destinations such as Ghent, Vlissingen and Terneuzen on the other.

Following the takeover by Contargo, the activities of Honkoop Barging will be integrated into the already-existing barge activities in the Benelux countries under the brand name Contargo Transbox.

The present Managing Director of Honkoop Barging, Henri Honkoop, will be Managing Director of Contargo Transbox in Belgium, and will be responsible within Contargo for Contargo Transbox in the Netherlands, together with Carsten Borchers.

Source: contargo