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GEODIS Launches Airside Gateway at Schiphol


GEODIS Launches Airside Gateway at Schiphol

In response to substantial growth volumes recently experienced by global logistics specialist GEODIS Netherlands, the company announced the launch of its Airside Gateway – an innovative airfreight handling system located at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport hub, right next to the runway.

The Gateway offers 2500 m2 of warehouse and office space and serves as another step towards the company’s goal of streamlining efficiencies using innovation for the customer’s benefit.

“We estimate that Gateway will bring a significant decrease in airfreight handling times, ensuring quicker delivery of cargo and a better service to our customers,” Ellis de Jong, Operations Director Freight Forwarding said in the announcement. “Export wise, with Gateway we gain more efficiencies on the consolidation side.”

This effort not only supports meeting the increase in demand, but paves a way for a jump start in efficient delivery of goods while enhancing security measures. The announcement confirms the company is following the growth strategy set in place involving innovation and the Amsterdam Gateway.

“The opening of the Amsterdam Gateway is the next important step in both our regional planning and in our global growth ambitions. It will substantially increase our competitiveness and reinforce the crucial hubbing function of our airfreight operation in the region,” concluded Thomas Kraus, President & CEO North, East and Central Europe.

GEODIS Confirms Oberhausen Warehouse for E-Commerce

Summer 2019 will be one of expansion for global supply chain operator GEODIS. The company announced plans to open a new 40,000 square-meter logistics center with an innovative warehouse concept in Oberhausen and hire approximately 500 employees to support operations.

“We have been pursuing a very successful growth strategy in this market segment for years,” said Thomas Kraus, President & CEO North, East and Central Europe.

“The demand for modern and innovative logistics concepts in this area is high, because the goods are to be delivered to the end customer as quickly, cost-effectively and efficiently as possible. Thanks to our many years of experience, we have been able to develop a high level of expertise and concrete unique selling propositions in this area. This makes e-commerce one of our core competencies, both in Germany and internationally,” adds Kraus.

The company aims its focus on the opportunities in the e-commerce sector, designating six of its 14 logistics centers to e-commerce initiatives and operations. Through these initiatives, GEODIS navigates a rapidly growing e-commerce environment, seen primarily in Germany.

Source: GEODIS