Group Activities. Port and Terminal Operations
During a time of increased globalisation, which has an impact on international transport networks, road, water and rail transport seems to be more inter-related than ever before.
In the early 1990s, Van der Vlist decided that offering efficient and sustainable logistic packages to our customers was a necessity, and developed a network of multimodal transports. With water connections of vital importance, Van der Vlist initially bought 12 hectares in Moerdijk, the Netherlands, with its own quay and water connection to ‘Hollands Diep’. Over time this was developed into a trimodal terminal, in close proximity to four of the world’s main ports: Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Zeebrugge and Antwerp.
The location of the extensive Moerdijk industrial area just behind the busy North Sea ports ensures rapid transhipment, allowing Van der Vlist to bypass queues and congestion when heading into mainland Europe. A deep water port with 250 metres berth and 9 metre depth, the terminal boasts a Ro-Ro berth, assembly halls, a rail terminal, a type B bonded warehouse, supervised customs facilities, MAFIs, fork lifts and up to 150 tonne lift facilities.
Of equal strategic importance is our site at the Ro-Ro port of Zeebrugge in Belgium, offering 4 hectares of storage with customs facilities including both an outside storage facility and bonded warehousing.