RMS Europe changes hands
PORT operator RMS Europe Group, which has a terminal in Goole, has been bought in a deal worth about £20 million.
The new management team will be led by Peter Aarosin, managing director of the town's Danbrit Shipping Ltd, and includes major RMS shareholders Paul Crossland, David Johnson, Garry O'Malley and Mike Kirby.
Mr Aarosin sold RMS three years ago but decided to reacquire and reinvent the company this year.
He said: "The activities of RMS Europe Group Limited are firmly rooted on the UK's busiest trading estuary, the River Humber.
"It presented an exciting new opportunity for me to work with a great management team and to grow the business organically and by acquisition, with the existing management team and develop the company further."
The group provides shipping, warehousing and supports logistical services for both import and export cargoes moving between Northern Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic, Russia, the Iberian Peninsula and the Mediterranean.
The company employs 240 staff and has an annual turnover of 30 million.
In 2005 the Group handled in excess of 45,000 containers and 2.1 million tonnes of cargo through its strategically located port operations, including RMS Europe Ltd, which operate the Boothferry Terminal and the covered steel terminal in Goole, the UK's premier inland port.
Peter told the Courier: "Goole is doing very well. I have been working here for 27 years since I came across from Denmark and in all the time I have been here I have never ever known it more busy or exciting than this."
Steve Kemp, who has headed the company since its management buyout in 2004, has retired to spend more time with family in New Zealand, but will be retained by the group as a consultant.
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