Global transport and logistics company DSV has become part of Business South’s Champions network, joining forces to help develop the region’s significant transport and logistics sector.

Danish company DSV delivers transport and logistics services worldwide by road, air, sea and train. Since its foundation in 1976 by nine independent Danish hauliers, the company has achieved rapid expansion and international presence. The company is divided into three divisions: DSV Air & Sea, DSV Road and DSV Solutions.

With a significant presence in the South of England, DSV handles more than 1,300,000 TEUs of sea freight and 600,000 tons of air freight every year.

DSV moved into specialist industrial and logistics development Mountpark Southampton earlier this year, centralising its local operations on the site and aiming to grow there over the coming years.

“DSV is a long-term occupier in the region, and our relationships with partners in the area are fundamental to helping us to further enhance the logistics services we can offer to companies along the south coast.” says Ben Dempsey, Business Development Manager, DSV Air & Sea Ltd.  “By becoming a Business South Champion, we hope to work collaboratively with our stakeholders to further develop the transport and logistics sector in the South of England.”

“Transport and logistics are at the heart of our regional economy. We have an excellent national location, in close proximity to London, and with easy access to the rest of the UK and Europe.” says Leigh-Sara Timberlake, Executive Director at Business South. “DSV is an intrinsic part of the sector, we welcome the company to the Business South network and look forward to working with them to provide support to their business and their sector.”

Business South provides a collective business voice and addresses sector challenges through 5 industry Action Groups; Luxury South, Workforce South, Digital South, Cruise & Port and Regenerate South.

Established in 2007, Business South is the independent representative of businesses in the South of England, supporting the prosperity of the region by bringing together business leaders, educators, public bodies and entrepreneurs to create a dominant and power force for change and growth.

Beyond making connections between individual businesses, Business South and its Champions have achieved a huge amount for the region. Together, Champions have promoted the area, demonstrated the importance of their sectors, provided invaluable thought leadership, influenced policies and investment decisions, and delivered on a range of projects.

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