A one-stop shop for logistics solutions. This is what Jasper Brocades Zaalberg, Director of Hudig & Veder Forwarding calls 'his' Hudig & Veder, a company specialized in worldwide transport and storage of various types of cargoes such as bulk, breakbulk and project logistics. Brocades tells: ”Knowledge and experience are crucial pillars of our services and a big part of the success of the company. 'But also developments in the IT field play a big part. For example, setting up our processes as efficiently as possible and realizing data links with our customers.'
Hudig & Veder was founded in 1795 and has grown into the logistics giant it now is. Brocades continues: “Every day about a hundred people are hard at work at our different divisions, Chartering, Bulk, Forwarding and Agencies. Our office is centrally located near the port of Rotterdam, but supported by global partners and through joint ventures in the Middle East and Europe, we can offer our services on a global scale. Customers can trust us with their business, because we persevere and are creative. Customers know that they can rely on us to provide them with fitting solutions for all their logistical challenges.'
Our ABC-concept consists of optimal cooperation and short communication lines between our divisions. And therefore, at the drop of a hat, we can offer complete and full services and provide custom-made logistical plans.
Our bulk division has their own warehouse in the Laurens harbour in Rotterdam, but in collaborations with our partners, we are also able to offer terminal and storage services for incoming and outgoing cargo flows for break-bulk and project cargo. This includes:
- customs formalities and transfer via all modes of transport,
- loading and unloading of barges and seagoing vessels,
- loading of containers and special equipment
Add to that the connection with our own break bulk carriers that sail on the Black and Caspian Seas, and thus we have a perfect example of how our ABC-concept works.
Brocades Zaalberg says: “Creativity is an important requirement for my team at Hudig & Veder Forwarding, We use this creativity to provide the best logistical answers. At the heart of these plans are always the customer’s needs.
At Hudig & Veder we prefer a personal approach. Furthermore, we also notice that, in our business, people are questioning 'doing everything digitally' more and more. Often something changes in the logistics process, and we have to be flexible to deal with these changes. A good team and an international network is key in anticipating these changes. Fortunately, our team has the knowledge and experience. That way, we can guarantee the quality of service that our customers are used to and have grown to expect from us."