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Agro Food

The Netherlands world leader in Agro Food

Why?

Central location within the European market
Reach 244 million consumers within 1000 kilometers
Excellent accessibility
Four deep seaports: Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Zeeland Seaports and Groningen Seaports, all accessible for deep seagoing vessels and equipped with excellent hinterland connections. The extensive network of inland terminals, for both rail and barge, offers ample opportunities for agro food logistics and production facilities, including cold chain operations
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport #2 cargo airport in Europe
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (29 freighter airlines, 322 destinations) is a major European air hub for perishables. Cooperative customs and efficient handling ensure quick transshipment throughout Europe
Favorable business climate
Efficient and cost-effective customs service: flexible approach, facilitating trade, highly digitized
Highest concentration of cold storage
Total cold storage capacity in the Netherlands over 16 million cubic meters (565 million cubic feet)

The Netherlands, your partner to successful logistics

Quality of air transportation and seaport facilities voted best in Europe

European Commission 2016
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Consumers expect high quality and fresh products available 24/7, at low costs. Together with today’s increasing online retailing and the growing importance of health and sustainability, it makes for challenging times for the Agro Food industry. The Netherlands is the answer.

Why is The Netherlands the best partner for your Agro Food product expansion to Europe?

Holland is a historical leading European hub for Agro Food, being the 2nd largest exporter of Agro Food in the world and main importer of Agro Food products in Europe. The Netherlands is the main importer of Agro Food products from outside the EU (over 30 million tonnes) and the second largest exporter of agricultural products in the world: 82,4 billion euro.

The Netherlands, when quality counts

The quality of air transportation and seaport facilities in The Netherlands is voted best in Europe. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is a major European Air hub for perishables. While Holland’s world-famous inland water transportation network provides easy transport from seaports to Europe’s hinterland. This is combined with excellent facilities like our cold storage capacity, which is the second largest in Europe with 16 million cubic meters (565 million cubic feet). The second-to-none transportation network and pro-business customs guarantee quick distribution throughout Europe. Making The Netherlands the best gateway to Europe.

Extensive network

The Netherlands has an extensive network of inland terminals, both rail and barge. Which offer ample opportunities for your Agro Food logistics and production facilities. Our specialized cold chain logistics service providers guarantee the best handling and delivering to Europe’s consumer market. 170 million consumers are within a 500 kilometer reach.

Value added logistics

Holland’s logistic services provide indispensable value to the growth of your European Agro Food chain with value added logistics like repacking and shock freezing or value added services like bonded warehousing or track and tracing. The last being essential in the growing regulatory environment.

It is no accident that 12 of the worlds largest Agro Food companies have major production or R&D sites in The Netherlands.

Want to expand your Agro Food business in Europe? The Netherlands knows the way

Holland’s logistic services provide indispensable value to the growth of your European Agro Food chain with value added logistics like repacking and shock freezing or value added services like bonded warehousing or track and tracing. The last being essential in the growing regulatory environment.