Extremely low supply chain risks

The high ranking illustrates the efficiency and safety of the Netherlands as a true logistics hub. Only Switzerland and Norway surpass the Netherlands in the index, which is published by insurance company FM Global.  A country’s resilience to supply chain disruption is determined by observing nine drivers of supply chain risk. These drivers are then grouped into three categories: economic risk, risk quality and supply chain risk. The outstanding infrastructure logistics companies encounter in the Netherlands contribute to the country’s extreme low supply chain risks.

Logistics hub

The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is located in a golden logistics triangle, linking the two important ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The Port of Amsterdam is presently Europe’s fourth largest and is supported by excellent rail and road networks. It is also the world’s busiest cocoa port, Europe’s largest port for fuel exports and Europe’s second largest port for coal imports.

Home to logistics expertise

The Amsterdam Area offers more than 400 years of experience with international trade and logistics. This has led to a deep knowledge of how to best manage risks in the supply chain. There is an especially large and diverse pool of internationally oriented global service providers in the Amsterdam Area, offering transportation, bonded warehousing, fiscal representation and value-added logistics services at competitive rates. These companies are drawn to the region because it is located in the best-equipped logistics triangle in mainland Europe and is ideally situated as the gateway to the rest of the continent.