Supporting the pharmaceuticals sector

Nippon Express has started construction on a new warehouse at Schiphol Trade Park. Situated roughly just a few kilometres from the city’s airport, the new building will be more than twice the size of the company’s current facility, which is also in the Schiphol area.

The location will help Nippon Express, a Dutch subsidiary of the Tokyo-based Nippon Express Co., Ltd., handle larger amounts of air cargo. The company will also pursue Good Distribution Practice certification for the building, which will allow it to be used for transporting pharmaceuticals, one of the key industries in the company’s growth strategy. 

Additionally, Nippon Express anticipates that it will handle semi-conductor equipment at the new building, along with heavy and oversize cargo. The firm will also install a unit load device (ULD) that can process extra-large pallets. The building’s roof will feature a large solar panel array to help reduce its carbon footprint.

Amsterdam’s logistics industry

The logistics industry plays a vital role in the Amsterdam Area’s business landscape and provides more than 180,000 jobs in the city region. The Dutch capital’s central location puts more than 500 million consumers across Europe within easy reach, and there are roughly 400 logistics and transportation companies working in the region.

It is also prepared to cope with the challenges of logistics in the life sciences and health industry: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has a specialised pharma zone and the Port of Amsterdam offers biomass transhipment facilities.

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