Transshipping of sea containers
Most imported goods arrive by ocean vessel in the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp. In these ports the containers are transferred to other modes of transport, after which the goods are transported further to the hinterland by truck, train or barge.
SMART HUB Logistics is uniquely located, immediately bordering the ‘s-Hertogenbosch inland container terminal. This has the great advantage that we can receive the import containers via waterway. In Rotterdam or Antwerp, the transfer takes place from the container ship to the inland vessel. After arrival at the terminal in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the container is transferred from the barge, and we take care of unloading the container and the storage of the goods.
Sustainable water transport
Only in exceptional cases (high urgency) a truck is used for transport from the ocean vessel to the warehouse. The shipment will then arrive at our warehouse by road. But in the vast majority of cases, the choice falls on a transfer by inland vessel. Transport by water is, especially with the hybrid and electric inland vessels currently used, much more sustainable than by road.