Global Critical Logistics

Global Critical Logistics (GCL) is the holding company for Rock-it Global, a provider of high-touch, mission-critical air, ocean and surface freight forwarding and logistics services for the live entertainment and music touring, sports, broadcasting, corporate events and tradeshow end markets. The GCL family of leading brands includes Dietl, Cosdel, CargoLive and Dynamic International, who work with customers in fine arts, classic and high-end automobiles, film, television, and industrial projects.

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GLOBAL CRITICAL LOGISTICS (GCL) ACQUIRES AUTOMOBILE LOGISTICS SPECIALIST CARS


The leading global logistics group for live events, fine art, classic & high-value automobiles, film, television, broadcast, sports and motor sports industries continues to grow its portfolio of specialist services

Los Angeles, California, USA, and Chedburgh, U.K., Monday 6th February 2023: Global Critical Logistics (GCL) has acquired U.K. based Classic Automotive Relocation Services (CARS), a specialist in the road, air, and sea freight shipment of historic, rare, and prestigious vehicles.

CARS’ extensive coverage of the European, U.S. and Middle Eastern markets solidifies GCL’s position as a global specialist freight forwarder for high-end and high-value automobiles, and compliments GCL’s existing brand Cosdel International Transportation.

This combination of CARS’ and Cosdel’s expertise and global coverage creates a new global leader serving this complex and demanding market.

As part of the acquisition, CARS will continue to operate under its own business name as a member of the GCL group of companies.

“This acquisition extends the GCL group’s service offering and proven operational capabilities across key strategic growth markets, both in terms of customer industries and geographic presence,” said Paul J. Martins, President & CEO, GCL.

“CARS offers highly bespoke, tailored services and their global team has an incredible passion to always exceed their customer’s expectations. All companies of the GCL group share these core values, and we are very excited as this addition will further drive meaningful value for both customers and shareholders.”

Founded in 1989, CARS handles the shipping of rare and prestigious automobiles by air, sea and road freight through their international offices located in the U.K., U.S., Middle East, Netherlands, and Japan.

Additionally, they operate a network of specialist storage facilities, and offer various on-site, high value services such as Carnet de Passages, registration, and various OEM testing options.

“By joining the GCL group, we gain access to additional resources that will turbo charge our service offerings to better serve our existing customers and to reach more customers across the globe,” said Jeremy Barker, Co-Founder and Managing Director, CARS.

“We are thrilled to be part of a major logistics group whose operational ethos and end-market focus so closely matches our business culture.”

This most recent acquisition is one in a series of strategic moves by the GCL group to bolster its worldwide capabilities serving the live events, fine art, classic and high-value automobiles, film, television, broadcast, sports and motor sports industries.

In late 2021, GCL acquired Dynamic International Freight Services Ltd. to enhance its global film & TV offering, and in 2022, added Spain-based forwarder Asesores de Flete, S.A. (ADF), solidifying its capabilities to serve the Spanish-speaking live event and sports industry.

GCL also formed a strategic partnership with SAL Saudi Logistics Services to gain greater penetration into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Middle Eastern markets, and has opened new offices in Singapore and Miami.

ENDS

 

About CARS

Classic Automotive Relocation Services (CARS) are world leaders in the road, air, and sea freight shipment of historic, rare, and prestigious vehicles to destinations around the world.

Headquartered in the UK, CARS’ skilled operators guide high-value vehicles through the complexities of freight documentation and customs brokerage, delivering them in pristine condition to car shows, exhibitions, trade shows, motoring events & rallies plus other high-profile events.

Full services include vehicle storage, international transportation, motorsport logistics, Customs brokerage, and vehicle registration from CARS facilities based in the UK, Netherlands, USA, Dubai, and Japan.

For more information, visit www.carseurope.net

ABOUT GLOBAL CRITICAL LOGISTICS (GCL)

Headquartered in Los Angeles CA, Global Critical Logistics (GCL) is a global leader in live event entertainment logistics and high net worth logistics and freight. It is the holding company for a family of brands, including Rock-it Cargo, Dietl, Dynamic International, CARS, SOS, Cosdel, Xtreme, and Dell Will.

Focused on high-touch, mission-critical air, ocean, and surface freight forwarding and logistics services, the GCL family of leading brands work with customers across the live entertainment, music touring, sports, motor sports, corporate events, theatre, tradeshow, fine art, film and TV production, broadcast, classic and high-end automobiles, and industrial project end markets.

GCL has offices in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Oceania, and Asia, augmented by a network of long-term partner agents specializing in critical logistics.

The companies of GCL serve thousands of customers annually, and have provided bespoke, specialized logistics solutions for the most demanding transportation requirements across every continent for over 45 years.

GCL is backed by ATL Partners, a premier sector-focused private equity firm that invests in aerospace, transportation, and logistics and is based in New York.

For more information, please visit, gcl.global.

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GLOBAL CRITICAL LOGISTICS (GCL) ACQUIRES AUTOMOBILE LOGISTICS SPECIALIST CARS

The leading global logistics group for live events, fine art, classic & high-value automobiles, film, television, broadcast, sports and motor sports industries continues to grow its portfolio of specialist services

Los Angeles, California, USA, and Chedburgh, U.K., Monday 6th February 2023: Global Critical Logistics (GCL) has acquired U.K. based Classic Automotive Relocation Services (CARS), a specialist in the road, air, and sea freight shipment of historic, rare, and prestigious vehicles.

CARS’ extensive coverage of the European, U.S. and Middle Eastern markets solidifies GCL’s position as a global specialist freight forwarder for high-end and high-value automobiles, and compliments GCL’s existing brand Cosdel International Transportation.

This combination of CARS’ and Cosdel’s expertise and global coverage creates a new global leader serving this complex and demanding market.

As part of the acquisition, CARS will continue to operate under its own business name as a member of the GCL group of companies.

“This acquisition extends the GCL group’s service offering and proven operational capabilities across key strategic growth markets, both in terms of customer industries and geographic presence,” said Paul J. Martins, President & CEO, GCL.

“CARS offers highly bespoke, tailored services and their global team has an incredible passion to always exceed their customer’s expectations. All companies of the GCL group share these core values, and we are very excited as this addition will further drive meaningful value for both customers and shareholders.”

Founded in 1989, CARS handles the shipping of rare and prestigious automobiles by air, sea and road freight through their international offices located in the U.K., U.S., Middle East, Netherlands, and Japan.

Additionally, they operate a network of specialist storage facilities, and offer various on-site, high value services such as Carnet de Passages, registration, and various OEM testing options.

“By joining the GCL group, we gain access to additional resources that will turbo charge our service offerings to better serve our existing customers and to reach more customers across the globe,” said Jeremy Barker, Co-Founder and Managing Director, CARS.

“We are thrilled to be part of a major logistics group whose operational ethos and end-market focus so closely matches our business culture.”

This most recent acquisition is one in a series of strategic moves by the GCL group to bolster its worldwide capabilities serving the live events, fine art, classic and high-value automobiles, film, television, broadcast, sports and motor sports industries.

In late 2021, GCL acquired Dynamic International Freight Services Ltd. to enhance its global film & TV offering, and in 2022, added Spain-based forwarder Asesores de Flete, S.A. (ADF), solidifying its capabilities to serve the Spanish-speaking live event and sports industry.

GCL also formed a strategic partnership with SAL Saudi Logistics Services to gain greater penetration into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Middle Eastern markets, and has opened new offices in Singapore and Miami.

ENDS

 

About CARS

Classic Automotive Relocation Services (CARS) are world leaders in the road, air, and sea freight shipment of historic, rare, and prestigious vehicles to destinations around the world.

Headquartered in the UK, CARS’ skilled operators guide high-value vehicles through the complexities of freight documentation and customs brokerage, delivering them in pristine condition to car shows, exhibitions, trade shows, motoring events & rallies plus other high-profile events.

Full services include vehicle storage, international transportation, motorsport logistics, Customs brokerage, and vehicle registration from CARS facilities based in the UK, Netherlands, USA, Dubai, and Japan.

For more information, visit www.carseurope.net

ABOUT GLOBAL CRITICAL LOGISTICS (GCL)

Headquartered in Los Angeles CA, Global Critical Logistics (GCL) is a global leader in live event entertainment logistics and high net worth logistics and freight. It is the holding company for a family of brands, including Rock-it Cargo, Dietl, Dynamic International, CARS, SOS, Cosdel, Xtreme, and Dell Will.

Focused on high-touch, mission-critical air, ocean, and surface freight forwarding and logistics services, the GCL family of leading brands work with customers across the live entertainment, music touring, sports, motor sports, corporate events, theatre, tradeshow, fine art, film and TV production, broadcast, classic and high-end automobiles, and industrial project end markets.

GCL has offices in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Oceania, and Asia, augmented by a network of long-term partner agents specializing in critical logistics.

The companies of GCL serve thousands of customers annually, and have provided bespoke, specialized logistics solutions for the most demanding transportation requirements across every continent for over 45 years.

GCL is backed by ATL Partners, a premier sector-focused private equity firm that invests in aerospace, transportation, and logistics and is based in New York.

For more information, please visit, gcl.global.