Strong SQAS score for specialised solutions in chemical transport

Strong SQAS score for specialised solutions in chemical transport

To provide an even better customised service to customers in our chemical segment, H.Essers decided last year to further develop and specialise chemical transports in its general cargo segment, pertaining to partial shipments and groupage shipments. Our most recent SQAS* score (Safety & Quality Assessment for Sustainability) of 85% shows this was a good, strategic decision.

Total care

“Compliancy is crucial for the chemical sector,” Maarten Goossens, Global Industry Lead Chemicals, explains. “Think, for example, of the higher safety or temperature requirements and employees’ specific training. Proactive communication and the visibility of the shipments are crucial. The transported products are often used in critical processes. Customers therefore want to know at any time where the transport is located. It is also necessary to convey any unforeseen incidents in good time. Furthermore, thanks to the integrated warehouse and transport solutions that we offer, we can provide our customers with maximum peace of mind by being their single point of contact.”

Strong increase

“Our approach resulted in a strong SQAS* score of 85%, a good result, almost 10% above the European average,” explains Johan Ghijselinck, Business Unit Manager General Cargo. “This strengthens our conviction to continue down this road. For example, we will expand our fleet with temperature-controlled vehicles, expand our intermodal solutions, and implement extensive digitisation to optimize the visibility of shipments and simplify the associated administration.

Do you want more information about our approach? Please contact Johan Ghijselinck, johan.ghijselinck@essers.com.

*SQAS-score: SQAS (Safety & Quality Assessment for Sustainability) is an assessment system of Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council) which assesses the quality, safety, environment and corporate social responsibility. The system is mainly used in the chemical sector.