Peak Group and deugro group are forming K2 Project Forwarding AS to enter the Norwegian project freight forwarding market.

Peak Group is expanding its business activities with the establishment of an own project forwarding company, K2 Project Forwarding AS in a joint investment with deugro group. Consisting of highly experienced personnel with a long
personal track record from national and global projects, it will act as an independent project freight forwarder in Norway.
K2 Project Forwarding AS (K2) has been founded to serve Norway-based clients with the full scale of project freight forwarding services combining the deugro network’s best-in-class global logistics solutions.

“We aim to offer the Norwegian project market a dedicated, highly qualified, and independent project freight forwarder, and we have the ambition to make a difference in the Norwegian forwarding market,” said Didrik T. Martens, Chairman, Peak Group.

K2 will be led by Leif Arne Strømmen, who has been appointed CEO. He started his position on May 3, 2021 and has extensive knowledge in the freight forwarding business. He has held several international positions within innovation, projects, oil and gas, and marine logistics.

Leif Arne Strømmen

Leif Arne Strømmen has achieved significant results in his previous positions and will contribute strongly to the development of K2 Project Forwarding AS,” said Jan -Petter Slethaug, CEO, Peak Group.

“The establishment of K2 Project Forwarding is based on our strategy to develop freight forwarding
further in Peak Group, and we have a strong belief that we will provide the market with the highest
quality solutions, both technical and conceptual.”

“We are happy to enter into this partnership, as we have found the right partner and the right individuals in Peak Group and K2 in Norway,” said Thomas C. Press, CEO and Owner, deugro group.

About Peak Group
Peak Group was established in 2005, and during the past decades, the company has strengthened its position within the Norwegian shipping, transport and maritime engineering market. With its 156 employees (30 administrative and 126 crew) and of fices in Bergen and Oslo, Norway; Delfzijl, Netherlands; and Hamburg, Germany, Peak Group achieved a turnover of 600 million Norwegian kroner in 2020.
Peak Group is continuously developing and enlarging its fleet to meet its clients’ requirements and to continue to be a significant player in the European short sea segment. With a f leet of 25 owned and/or controlled vessels, 3,500 port calls are handled per year. To meet today’s market requirements, Peak Group has built up a diversified project team of experienced brokers, naval architects, structural engineers and marine surveyors.
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About deugro
deugro is a highly specialized freight forwarder with a strong focus on turnkey logistics solutions for industrial projects and was founded in 1924 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It is a family-owned enterprise in its third generation, with nearly a century of experience in the logistics industry. deugro focuses wholly on identifying and solving clients’ specific needs with unique tailor-made solutions that fulfil all requirements. To deliver the best in both cost and performance, deugro serves as an extension of its clients in their respective supply chains. It provides ocean and inland waterway freight services, road and rail transportation as well as airfreight to almost any destination. Thanks to a vast network of more than 70 company-owned offices in over 40 countries, deugro leverages comprehensive and in-depth expertise around the world to deliver on its promise.

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