At the centre of the market
The company announced its news in a press statement. Andi Case, Chief Executive of Clarkson Group, commented: “Our new Amsterdam office enables us to bring the specialist knowledge and expertise of the Clarkson Group to the heart of this important market.”
The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is strategically located and has one of the world’s highest concentrations of internationally operating companies (presently more than 2,200). Moreover, the region acts as an attractive test market and stepping-stone to Europe, the largest single market in the world with a population of almost 500 million.
Excellent physical infrastructure
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is centrally located at about two hours' flying time from all crucial business destinations within Europe and provides more than 270 direct flights to 92 destinations around the world. There are also high-speed rail services to Paris, Brussels, London and numerous German cities. Moreover, Schiphol is the third largest European airport in terms of cargo and the fourth largest European airport in terms of passenger numbers.
The Port of Amsterdam ranks fifth in Europe, with excellent direct hinterland connections by rail, road and water. Amsterdam is the world’s busiest cocoa port, Europe’s biggest port for fuel exports and Europe’s second-biggest port for coal imports.