(Tilburg, 18 November 2016) In January 2017 the construction of a new state-of-the-art multi-user warehouse for Schenker Logistics BeNeLux will start at the strategically located area Trade Port North in Venlo. The logistics centre will be realized by real estate partner WDP according to the standards BREEAM Very Good, which is complementary to the sustainability goals of DB Schenker, parent company of Schenker Logistics BeNeLux.
Marcel Wijnhoven, Senior Vice President Contract Logistics BeNeLux: “With the realization of this new site we can facilitate the growth of our customer portfolio in the Venlo region and further develop in providing excellent logistics services. The good cooperation with Trade Port North and real estate partner WDP ensures the construction preparations to follow in a reliable and smooth way. In 2016 the Venlo-Venray region again was awarded to be logistics hotspot No. 1 in the Netherlands. Therefore it was a logical choice for Schenker Logistics BeNeLux to expand at this triple A-location with good multimodal connections to the European hinterland via water, rail and road.”
The new logistics centre, in total measuring approximately 50,000 m² with a mezzanine of 3,800 m² and 1,300 m² office space, is planned to be fully operational as of 1 June 2017. The new warehouse will provide employment to about 100 employees.
In the Benelux Schenker is one of the top 3 market leaders. With approximately 4,000 employees and 28 logistics centres and offices, Schenker offers complete integrated services for land transport, air freight, ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management. Services for fairs and events are also part of the offering. Together with the nine other clusters in Europe, Schenker Logistics BeNeLux forms the region Europe.
About DB Schenker DB Schenker represents the transportation and logistics activities of Deutsche Bahn (DB), with around 66,000 employees in over 130 countries. DB Schenker holds top positions in the global air and ocean freight business and has Europe’s densest land transport network.