Amports aquires Horizon Terminal Services
On 4 December AMPORTS, Inc. (“AMPORTS”) today announced it has acquired a 100% equity interest in Horizon Terminal Services, LLC (“Horizon”), a marine terminal operator with operations in Jacksonville and Port Everglades, Florida, and Freeport, Texas, from Höegh Autoliners.
Based in Jacksonville, Florida, Horizon is a private marine terminal operator that provides customers with a variety of professional and value-added services, including vehicle and equipment processing, warehousing, long- and short-term storage, road and railroad access, and Foreign-Trade Zones. Notably, Horizon is equipped to manage a variety of cargoes, including high and heavy, static, breakbulk and project cargoes, as well as factory-new and previously-owned vehicles.
Andreas Enger, Chief Executive Officer of Höegh Autoliners, comments, “As we simplify and consolidate our services around port-to-port ocean transport, we sought a new owner for our land-based terminals in the US that could invest and grow the business for the benefit of our customers and employees. In all areas, AMPORTS emerged as the ideal new owner, bringing its leading market position and strong long-term industry relationships to Horizon.”
“We are delighted to welcome Horizon to the AMPORTS family,” said Steve Taylor, AMPORTS’ Chief Executive Officer. “Working in partnership with the experienced team at Horizon, we look forward to further expanding and enhancing our award-winning operations, strengthening our competitive position in the marketplace and, above all, building on our commitment to safety, quality, operational excellence and customer satisfaction.”
AMPORTS, Inc, is a leader in the global automotive service industry for over 60 years and is one of the largest auto processors in North America, with locations across the United States and Mexico. With the addition of Horizon, AMPORTS further expands its network of seven marine facilities in Florida, California, Texas, Maryland and Mexico.