The Industrial Projects division of international freight forwarder Geodis Wilson secured a new 3-year contract with Caracal Energy Inc. (“Caracal Energy”), an international player in the exploration and development of oil and gas fields.
Caracal Energy has chosen Geodis Wilson as its logistics partner for the exploration of a new resource field in Chad, the company’s primary market. The deal includes global freight forwarding activities by air and sea, planning and execution of inland logistics, customs clearance, as well as rail and road transportation through Chad and Cameroon. The contract is worth 34 million Euros, with an option to extend for an additional 2 years.
Philippe Somers, Senior Vice President Industrial Projects, comments: “We are extremely proud that Caracal Energy is placing its trust in us to operate this key business for them. It underlines our capabilities in oil & gas project logistics, which is one of our biggest differentiators in the market.” Geodis Wilson serves some of the world’s largest oil & gas companies, mostly in markets that are challenging from an infrastructure perspective. “We are known for delivering specialised transport solutions for the energy segment worldwide, as well as for mining companies, the petrochemical industry, infrastructure projects and the rail industry. Our Industrial Projects division is a strategic driver for our future growth,” says Kim Pedersen, Executive Vice President at Geodis Wilson.
“Geodis Wilson has performed well over the past 18 months and continues to improve in areas that are particularly important to Caracal. Caracal looks forward to a productive relationship over the next 3 years”, commented John Vivian, Director Procurement & Supply Chain at Caracal.
The next shipments related to the exploration project in Chad are taking place in September this year.