OPDR moves into new office in Northern Portugal
OPDR Iberia’s Leixões branch is going to expand its team and move into the office of its partner MacAndrews in Leixões in the northwest of Porto. The two CMA CGM subsidiaries will continue to act independently of each other, however, profit from the synergies of the close proximity, the Company said in its press release.
The new OPDR office in Leixões will allow for a continued proximity with regional customers and provides ideal conditions to build business relationships with the market players in the sector of fast moving goods, such as producers and exporters of cork, retailers or wine traders. Moreover, this step will simplify processes and create valuable synergies with MacAndrews.
Portugal is one of OPDR’s most important markets: After over 130 successful years with high valued partners and established agents such as Burmester & Stüve, the short sea shipping expert OPDR opened its first Portuguese branches in Lisbon and Leixões in 2012. Today, the OPDR team in Portugal offers excellent multimodal transport solutions between the Iberian Peninsula and the rest of Europe.
The Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei (OPDR) has offered transport solutions within Europe as well as to and from Morocco for over 130 years. As a logistics company OPDR today offers tailor-made integrated supply chain solutions. A strong network in more than 25 European, North and West African countries ensures high standards of reliability and quality. The OPDR headquarters is based in Hamburg. The company employs over 250 people. Since July 2015, the OPDR Group is part of the CMA CGM Group and teams up with the UK-based MacAndrews & Company Ltd.
About CMA CGM Group
Marseille, France headquartered CMA CGM is the world’s third largest container shipping company and ranked number one in France. The Group was founded and is led by Jacques R. Saadé. Its 536 vessels call more than 420 ports in the world, on all 5 continents. In 2015, they carried 18 million** TEUs (twenty - foot equivalent units). CMA CGM has grown continuously, and has been constantly innovating to offer its clients new sea, land and logistics solutions. With a presence in 160 countries, through its 600 agencies network, the Group employs 29,000* people worldwide, including 2,400 in its headquarter in Marseilles.