Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


C.H. Robinson opens up Rotterdam office

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
July 27, 2012

C.H. Robinson Europe, a subsidiary of freight transportation broker C.H. Robinson Worldwide, announced earlier this month it has opened a new office in Rotterdam, Netherlands, which will specialize in temperature-controlled logistics services.

Company officials said that temperature-controlled transport is one of the fastest-growing business segments for it in Europe, adding that it will spur future expansion of these services throughout the continent.

“C.H. Robinson has been executing our plan for growth for several years in Europe,” said Bryan Foe, president of C.H. Robinson Europe, in an interview. “Our strategic plan includes expansion of our European office network throughout the continent.  Growing our network includes new office openings, and while locations of those offices will vary, they routinely are driven by our relationships with both customers and the European carrier base.” 

When asked what types of services the company will provide for shippers out of the new Rotterdam office, Foe said that the types of services offered by office may vary slightly based on local or regional expertise, or customer demand. 

And the new office in Rotterdam, he said, is a good example where his team there is primarily focused on temperature-controlled freight and building relationships with customers and carriers throughout the region where C.H. Robinson Europe can add value to their transportation programs.

C.H. Robinson officials said that in the first phase, the Rotterdam office will focus on agricultural full truckload movements, as well as assist the C.H. Robinson Europe network in other related temperature-controlled market verticals.

They added that the company selected Rotterdam due to its strategic location and harbor, which is active on the import and export side. The company has 34 Europe-based offices, with some having a strong presence in refrigerated transportation, while the new Rotterdam office is the first one to focus solely on the refrigerated side.

“C.H. Robinson helps its customers increase their transportation visibility, traceability, and service all while cutting costs out of their supply chain,” said Dusty Waldron, manager of C.H. Robinson’s Rotterdam office, in a statement. “Our objective is to share these best practices here in Europe, while developing new services specific to our customers’ needs.”

About the Author

Jeff Berman headshot
Jeff Berman
Group News Editor

Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in November was up 3.5 percent compared to October, which was up 0.5 percent over September at 136.8 (2000=100), marking the highest SA on record.

UPS said that through this acquisition it will augment its healthcare expertise and network in Europe, specifically in the fast growing healthcare markets in Central and Eastern Europe.

Carloads were up 12.1 percent at 312,271, and intermodal at 280,337 containers and trailers saw a 4.5 percent annual gain.

Total November POLB volumes were up 2.1 percent year-over-year at 581,514 TEU, and POLA volumes in November decreased 3 percent compared to November 2013 at 663,346 TEU.

When railroads are doing business with a larger than large customer like UPS, it stands to reason, it can often be the best, and worst, of both worlds, depending on how things are going. That was one of the main takeaways from a presentation by UPS Vice President of Corporate Transportation Services Ken Buenker at this year’s RailTrends conference in New York.

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2013 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA