â€œThese appointments underscore the importance of the U.K. market in the global economy, and world trade, particularly its energy and chemical sectors, where we have extensive experience and expertise,â€ said Yves Letange, BDPâ€™s managing director, BDP International Europe. â€œThe chemical industry is the countryâ€™s largest export sector, contributing some Â£10 billion a year to its balance of payments and providing vital support for the rest of its manufacturing sector.â€
has been serving the global chemical industry for more than 45 years.
Today the company manages more than one million TEUs of chemicals a year, and counts among its clients eight of the worldâ€™s ten largest chemical producers.
It offers the same range of services in the U.K. that it offers in its other global operations, including air and ocean transport, freight forwarding, and customs and security compliance, plus project logistics for oil and gas service providers.
Based in the companyâ€™s main office in Dartford, Kent and reporting to Antwerp-based Letange
, Akerman has responsibility for U.K. operations including branch locations, business development, employees, clients and vendors.