Europe's Leading Logistics Location
The Netherlands is a hub for both foreign-owned and Dutch logistics and distribution operations. According to the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) , Holland is the true gateway to Europe and home to some 900 distribution centers of North American and Asian companies.
These companies are spread over several so-called hotspots in the Netherlands. One of these is the Zeeland port area in Vlissingen and Terneuzen. This is one of the most important Dutch ports, strategically located between Rotterdam and Antwerp and with well-maintained congestion-free, multimodal hinterland connections via water, road and rail. De port area is developed and managed by port autority Zeeland Seaports.
Added to this, Zeeland also has its own heliport and is only a one to two hours’ drive away from several major airports such as Schiphol, Brussels Airport, Rotterdam-The Hague Airport en Antwerp Airport.
Logistics service providers
The presence of top-notch logistics service providers such as Kloosterboer (including Chiquita bananas),Verbrugge and Tieleman Transport (including distribution for Chemtura in the United States) is a major asset to companies looking to establish international logistics/ distribution operations in Europe. From here companies can reach an international market of about 160 million consumers within 24 hours.
(inter)national logistics and distribution
Add to that Holland’s supportive corporate tax structure, highly educated, multilingual workforce, robust supply chain and advanced network of suppliers and it’s no wonder major international companies choose the Netherlands as their logistics and distribution gateway to Europe to manage their supply chain or grow their e-commerce operations.