With its ports in Gdansk, Gdynia, and Szczecin, as well as the international airports in Warsaw, Katowice and Gdańsk, the location forms an important logistics network and offers fast access to all leading markets in Europe: Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the UK.
The company takes its first steps in Poland with the appointment of Pawel Skwarlo as Director Poland. Skwarlo joins Forto after serving as Air Freight Director for Warsaw-based OMIDA Sea and Air S.A. While at OMIDA, Skwarlo opened a branch focused on Air Freight building up the business and team from the ground up. With more than than 20 years of experience in transport and logistics, Skwarlo held a variety of Ocean/Sea Freight product and trade lane management roles for providers such as UTi Worldwide Inc. and DB Schenker Sp.
Since its founding, Forto has grown from a small team in Berlin to a worldwide presence with offices across Germany and Asia including Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Singapore and Hong Kong. In 2021, the company expanded its operations with offices in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Madrid, Rotterdam, and Ho Chi Minh City. In 2022, Forto plans to further expand its footprint to customers in Belgium, Sweden and southern Europe.
Earlier this year, the company announced a new Series D investment of $250m led by Disruptive and including participation from previous investors including Softbank Vision Fund 2, G Squared, Northzone, Unbound, and A.P. Moeller Holding.