BEST Shipping Acquires Bermuda Forwarders

September 6, 2018

BEST Shipping Ltd. and Joe Vieira Trucking Ltd. announced the “acquisition of Bermuda Forwarders, an established member of the shipping and haulage business in Bermuda for over 60 years” saying that “now, with over 100 years of combined experience, the team at BEST Shipping promises its customers enhanced products and services.”

Mr. Joe Vieira, President of BEST and JVT, said: “At BEST Shipping, we pride ourselves on our product and efficiency of service. Now that we have acquired a Company with respect and credibility throughout the island, we can continue to grow BEST using all the resources available. The acquisition allows us to better use the global network that has been developed to better serve our customers”.

“Our immediate goal is to consolidate physical operations in Bermuda, creating a centralized distribution hub for faster deliveries and collections. Our ultimate goal will be to take the best practices from each organization and transform these to provide a broader and better set of services to our clients.

“This will add an expanded global penetration and specialization to BEST’s existing products and services, improving the variety of services available across the US, Canada, the UK, Continental Europe, the Far East and Asia”.

Mr. Vieira ends by saying, “I will be taking over the management of the two organizations, but Nick Kempe will be staying on in an advisory capacity through the end of the year to assist with the transitioning and integration of the combined operations”.

Mr. Toby Kempe, Past Owner and President of Bermuda Forwarders stated, “On behalf of the Kempe family, we wish to extend our sincere congratulations to BEST Shipping Ltd. on the purchase of the Bermuda Forwarders’ freight business.

“After over 60 years in business, we are comfortable that Joe Vieira and his team will continue the family spirit, dedication to quality and full-service offering that we strived to achieve during our time running the business”.

“This, and all other pertinent information, will be made available to our clients, and members of the public, over the next few weeks. Despite the buyout, you will be dealing with the same Bermuda Team and the same overseas network of agents and business partners.”

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