Clarkson Port Services Completes DHSS Acquisition

Clarkson PLC (Clarksons), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Clarkson Port Services, has completed the acquisition of the Netherlands-based DHSS, a leading provider of integrated logistics to the offshore renewable industry.

The acquisition of DHSS will provide a step change in Clarkson Port Services’ offering, delivering added value to existing clients and presenting enhanced growth opportunities through the ability to tender for larger offshore renewables contracts internationally, Clarksons said.

Combined, DHSS and Clarkson Port Services will form a 200-strong team. DHSS will continue to operate from its Den Helder headquarters and will be integrated within the Clarkson Port Services business.

“We are delighted to share this positive news with the market– the acquisition very much continues our strategy of growth through investing in complementary activities and locations that will diversify and deepen our offering to existing and future clients”, said David Rumsey, Clarkson Port Services Managing Director.

Established in 1997, and with a presence across a number of ports in the Netherlands, DHSS acts as a gateway to offshore wind farms, with services spanning the lifecycle of turbine installation, day-to-day operation, and ongoing maintenance with sector-specialist coordination of port logistics, warehousing, and helicopter movements from strategically located marshalling ports.

“The acquisition will provide us with the operational efficiencies necessary to achieve our vision and to support the offshore renewables industry on a global scale. Within Clarksons we can accelerate and improve our overall performance and increase the value of the services offered to our customers. Together, we are set to capitalise on the expansion of renewable energy and be part of a wider growth engine”, said Wim Schouwenaar, Founder of DHSS.

One of the recent contracts that the company signed was with TenneT at the end of last year for storage and port logistics services.

When it comes to Clarkson Port Services, the company is active in the offshore renewables, dry bulk, and oil & gas sectors.

With strategically located ports across the UK and Ireland, it provides turn-key services including port agency, freight forwarding, customs clearance, terminal handling, shortsea broking, and procurement of tools and consumables.


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