C.H. Robinson opens up Rotterdam office
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.”
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