Crane Worldwide Logistics opens a new Belgian logistics facility, based on customer demand and located adjacent to Brussels International Airport (BRU).
Belgium is strategically positioned as a key gateway for both airfreight and ocean freight activities, making it a centralised logistics location to enable Crane Worldwide Logistics to expand its footprint in Europe, the US company says.
“Our focus on growing our presence in Europe is a direct response to our client’s feedback on their future requirements,” says John Magee, president and CEO of Crane Worldwide Logistics. “We recognise that being strategically located in Belgium will add value, not only to existing clients, but expand upon our geographical spread to those clients in Europe who are keen to include an additional logistics partner to their current supply chain.”
Services in Belgium will include a full suite of supply chain solutions, including air import, air export, distribution, warehousing, compliance, customs, national/international ground transport, as well as white-glove delivery services. Ocean services include ocean exports, ocean imports, FCL/LCL/Reefers/special cargo, in addition to customs brokerage.
Fons de Haan has been appointed as managing director of the facility.
“Belgium is an incredibly important market for us given its location to other leading countries in Europe,” says Marco Nazzari, regional vice president, EMEIA. “Given Fons de Haan’s significant experience in the industry, we are poised to deliver success for our clients from the start and continue to expand upon our presence in the region.”