Crane Worldwide Logistics Adds Warehouse Facility Near Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam
Exponential growth in the Netherlands prompts the logistics company to invest in new Dutch warehouse
US-based Crane Worldwide Logistics has invested in a state-of-the-art warehouse facility near Amsterdam Schiphol Airport as a key gateway for international freight forwarding. The logistics company’s expansion is prompted by its exponential growth in the Netherlands, including Amsterdam, where Crane opened an office in 2017, as well as operations in Tilburg and Rotterdam. Located in Schiphol Logistics Park, Crane’s new Amsterdam warehouse facility will provide additional space and value-added services to deliver greater supply chain solutions in Europe.
“During the last six months, we have received an increase in requests for additional storage capacity in Amsterdam as well as our other facilities in Holland, such as Tilburg. There is certainly a notable shift in interest that is favorable to us here in the Netherlands,” said Gulhan Isik, Managing Director for Crane in the Netherlands.
“As an AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) certified logistics provider, we are excited to expand our capabilities to our clients with additional warehouse space and value-added services such as kitting, bundling, packing, labeling, and customized solutions for our clients,” added Isik.
After Brexit, the Netherlands serves as central location for European operations
The implications of Brexit helped lead to Crane’s decision to expand in the Netherlands. With duties, taxes and other complications arising for many corporations that previously used the United Kingdom as their European hub, the Netherlands continues to grow as a central location for logistics operations in Europe. The country is an infrastructure powerhouse, with Schiphol airport and other transport hubs supporting countless companies around the globe.
From its location in Schiphol Logistics Park, Crane’s new warehouse facility provides easy access to Schiphol airport, the Port of Rotterdam and the rest of mainland Europe. Running a 24/7 aircraft on ground operation, Crane’s collection of facilities in Amsterdam is ideally located for aerospace and aviation clients. These facilities also serve as a central hub for the cruise, marine and hospitality sector, operating a network of trucking services to all major seaports throughout Europe.
Crane Worldwide Logistics’ Dutch facilities provide supply chain stability for clients
Global supply chains continue to push through a turbulent environment with the increased demand for consumer goods, limited air freight capacity, congested ports and equipment shortages. Those managing logistics operations around the world have challenges ahead. That’s where Crane steps in, offering supply chain stability to clients from its facilities in the Netherlands.
Jason Stretton, Regional Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa at Crane, noted: “With capacity challenges into Europe from China, it has made sense for our clients to increase inventories in mainland Europe. In the past year, we have opened four new contract logistics sites and are grateful to our clients and employees for their continued support. Crane Worldwide Logistics will continue to invest where our clients need additional services at this challenging time.”
Source: Crane Worldwide Logistics20 August 2021