Kurt K. Larsen retires after an unbelievable career
Looking back on a long and very successful career, Kurt K. Larsen’s first comment is “yes, it really is quite unbelievable, and, you know, it might never have happened, if the chips hadn’t fallen exactly right”.
Kurt K. Larsen is referring to the acquisition and successful integration of Samson Transport in 1997, which was DSV’s first leap into the international freight forwarding world and the
Growing at a continuous and phenomenal rate
Since 1989, we have grown our annual revenue by almost 10,000%
A history of mergers and acquisitions
DSV is a result of many mergers and acquisitions. Since DSV was founded in 1976, we have continuously acquired companies great and small, starting with small trucking companies and freight forwarders in the 1980’s.
Landlocked but with a merchant fleet
Yes, Switzerland has a merchant fleet consisting of 49 ships. The fleet is the biggest among landlocked countries and one of the most modern in the world. With it, Switzerland has been crisscrossing international waters since 1941, when World War II escalated. The very first ship of the fleet was called Calanda and belonged to the Schweizerische Reederei AG, the former parent company of Panalpina.