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Thursday, August 20 2020 - 16:00
Nippon Express (Nederland) Building New Warehouse in Schiphol Trade Park
TOKYO, Aug. 20, 2020 /Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/ --

Nippon Express (Nederland) BV (hereinafter, "NE Nederland"), a local subsidiary 
of Nippon Express Co., Ltd. based in Tokyo, began construction of a new 
warehouse in Schiphol Trade Park on Monday, August 3.


Photo: Groundbreaking ceremony: from left to right, Marja Ruigrok, Councilor, 
Municipality of Haarlemmermeer; Masahiro Murakami, President, NE Nederland; 
Ruud Drijsen, Vice President, NE Nederland

Offering more than twice the space of the company's existing facility, this new 
warehouse is being erected in Schiphol Trade Park, about 7 kilometers southwest 
of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, one of Europe's key hub airports, to cope with 
steadily rising air cargo volume.

Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification, a standard for the proper 
distribution of pharmaceuticals, will be sought for the new warehouse to 
enhance NE Nederland's distribution network for the pharmaceutical sector, 
which has been stipulated as a priority industry in the Nippon Express Group 
Management Plan's "Growth Strategy for Core Businesses." In anticipation of 
dealing with semiconductor-related equipment and other heavy or long-length 
cargo, a ULD handling system will be introduced to enable the facility to 
process 20-foot pallets. The roof will be outfitted with a 60m x 55m solar 
panel array to make the facility more eco-friendly.

Image: Artist's sketch of new warehouse

Nippon Express will continue meeting the increasingly sophisticated and diverse 
needs of its customers as it steps up its efforts in the forwarding business 
and in the pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries.

- Expected start of operations
July 2021

- Operations to be handled
Air and ocean cargo import/export CFS operations, removal operations, 
cross-dock operations

- Profile of new warehouse
Address: Contour Avenue 31, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands 
Structure: Single-story steel-reinforced concrete building (with four-story 
office portion)
Site area: 18,278m2
Total floor area: 12,238m2
Warehouse area: 9,836m2 (including 315m2 dedicated pharmaceutical storage space)
Office: 2,261m2
Other: 141m2
Principal equipment: 19 truck docks, ULD handing system, full CCTV coverage, 
solar panel array

Nippon Express website:

Official LinkedIn Account: NIPPON EXPRESS GROUP

SOURCE: Nippon Express Co., Ltd.