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Brexit prompts Crane Worldwide move to Schiphol

[ August 17, 2021   //   ]

Crane Worldwide Logistics has moved its regional logistics hub from the UK to  a bonded warehouse facility near Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, saying that Brexit played a key part in its decision.

The new facility will provide additional space and value-added services to increase supply chain solutions in continental Europe without the complications of additional duties in the UK, said the forwarder.

Recently appointed managing director in the Netherlands, Gulhan Isik, said: “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 favourable to us here in the Netherlands.”

The new site will provide services such as kitting, bundling, packing, labeling, and customized solutions and will run a 24/7 AOG operation for aerospace and aviation clients. It is also the central vendor consolidation hub for the cruise, marine and hospitality sector running a network of trucking services to all major seaports throughout Europe.

Regional vice president Europe, Middle East and Africa, Jason Stretton, commented: “Peak season is expected to start early this year; we already see early signs of increased demand for air freight due to the troublesome scenario facing ocean freight shipments. 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.”