Expanding its presence in a thriving logistics sector
Logistics company Flexport is expanding its presence in Amsterdam by creating new product and engineering teams in the Dutch capital. The San Francisco-based firm’s new teams will join its existing operations and sales teams to create a full logistics hub at their offices on Vijzelstraat in Amsterdam city centre. Flexport Europe’s focus will be on modernising and streamlining customs processes and partner collaborations for the company’s freight forwarding platform as it continues to expand across Europe.
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The company cited Amsterdam’s inspiring tech ecosystem and highly educated workforce as reasons for the expansion. In a blog post on its website, Flexport’s Director of Engineering Steffen Enni wrote: “Why Amsterdam? As we continue building out new technology in logistics, it’s important we work in the centre of the industry alongside those who know the landscape best. With nearby Rotterdam being the largest port in Europe and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol being a major international presence in air logistics, putting our European engineering site in our Amsterdam office is an obvious choice.”
Flexport uses a purpose-built cloud software and data analytics platform for full-service ocean, air, truck and rail freight forwarding. Their services also include drayage/cartage, warehousing, customs and compliance. The company has more than 1,200 employees in 14 offices and warehouses worldwide. It opened its European headquarters in Amsterdam in 2016, where it employs around 90 people and serves more than 30 European countries.
Flexport Europe is expanding quickly – and currently hiring – as they move increasingly more goods in and out of the EU. The company says its product-oriented customs team will now be able to better integrate with the Dutch customs service – regarded as one of the most flexible yet efficient in Europe.
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