Sea Freight
2. May 2024

S5 AGENCY WORLD and NORTON LILLY INTERNATIONAL partnered to strengthen global maritime agency services


They are thrilled to announce a landmark partnership that will significantly strengthen their position in the global maritime agency sector. S5 Agency World, a leading provider of world-class maritime agency services and integrated solutions, has joined forces with Norton Lily International (NLI), one of the oldest and largest maritime agencies in the United States.

This strategic agreement sees NLI acquiring a 70% stake in their company, marking an exciting new era for S5 Agency World and NLI. They are profoundly honoured that NLI, a corporate group with a rich history dating back to 1841 and operations spanning across North and Central America, and the Caribbean, S5 Agency World stands to benefit significantly from NLI’s vast experience and industry expertise. The partnership will enable both companies to leverage their combined strengths, share knowledge with the best practices to drive growth and diversification in the industry.  Moreover, this alliance strengthens their commitment to driving sustainable practices in the shipping industry through green initiatives and environmentally-responsible operations.

“We are tremendously excited about the opportunities this transformative partnership with NLI will bring,” said Peter Goedvolk, Chairman of First Dutch, their parent company. “Combining our respective strengths and capabilities will enable us to deliver unparalleled value to our clients while propelling our continued success in the maritime agency market.”

This strategic investment reinforces their commitment to growth and diversification, positioning S5 Agency World as an industry leader with a truly global presence. With NLI’s backing and the synergies created by this partnership, they aim to take their services to new heights, delivering exceptional value with innovative and sustainable solutions to clients worldwide.

They take pride in this partnership and look forward to a future marked by continued excellence, innovation, and uncompromising dedication to their clients as they embark on this new voyage alongside the NLI team. Together, they will drive towards a more sustainable shipping for generations to come.

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