DSV wins multimodal contract from GEO Specialty Chemicals

The UK business of Denmark-headquartered logistics operator DSV recently inked a two-year contract with GEO Specialty Chemicals to provide domestic and multi-market export fulfilment services for chemicals manufactured at the company’s facility in Hythe, Southampton.
The contract, which extends up to April 2020, with the possibility to extend by a further year, was won in a competitive tender process by DSV Road and DSV Air & Sea.
The terms of the deal cover domestic and international airfreight shipments, as well as road and sea freight and warehousing services.
According the DSV, the new business forms part of a strategic prioritisation by the company to grow its share of the chemicals market in the UK.
Chris Malyon, sales and marketing director at DSV Road Limited, noted: “GEO has expanded its product range substantially with the new production site in Hythe, and they required a full-service logistics provider that could fulfil a complex schedule of deliveries.
“With our One DSV approach, integrating warehousing, road and air and sea freight services, we were ideally positioned to offer the joined-up solutions they required.”
GEO Specialty Chemicals currently manufactures over 300 products for a broad customer base throughout the UK and abroad.
Beverley Cross, supply chain manager for GEO, explained the thinking behind the partnership with DSV: “When it came to sourcing a partner for our global logistics, we needed an organisation that could assure us with confidence that our customers would be as important to them as they are to us.
“In this context, Chris and the team at DSV were able to demonstrate their commitment to GEO and could fulfil our complex delivery schedules across all markets. Their commitment to customer service also stood out.”
Strong performance
At the beginning of this month (August), DSV announced that it had handled 336,300 tonnes of airfreight during the first half of this year, an increase of 11% compared to the first six months of 2017.
The improvement was driven mainly by a “strong performance” in EMEA and Americas exports.
The rise in DSV’s half-year air cargo throughput outpaced an overall market average of 5% year on year growth in the same period.
Second-quarter airfreight volumes at DSV were up 12% to around 173,500 tonnes, compared with a 10% rise in the first three months of 2018 to nearly 162,700 tonnes.
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