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Synchromodal transport gets your cargo moving

H.Essers has flexible, intermodal and compliant solutions for all your international transport needs. As an asset-based transport company, we own a large fleet of trucks and trailers and have highly trained drivers and carefully screened partners. This provides us with guaranteed capacity and full control over your cargo, which is monitored 24/7 by our control tower. With multimodal hubs and cross-docks in strategic locations throughout Europe, we are always close to our clients. All of our sites are fully tailored to our client segments. We are always at the wheel, providing you with the quality and flexibility you need.

Road

From a single pallet to full trucks and construction elements, H.Essers gets your cargo rolling with groupage, LTL and FTL transport. Thanks to state-of-the-art technologies and continuous training, our vehicles and drivers are compliant with all industry regulations. In addition, we go to great lengths to make road transport more sustainable. We have a modern fleet, offer eco-driving courses and explore alternative energy sources, such as electricity, biofuel and hydrogen.

Rail

Rail transport is on the rise as an alternative to trucks, particularly for long distances. H.Essers provides rail solutions for several strategic segments, including pharma. To that end, we have our Railport in Genk as well as our own railway assets. From there, you have access to a network across Europe, with audited terminals and select partners. In addition, our China rail solution connects Europe and Asia for all your import and export needs.

Inland water

H.Essers provides you with access to all major ports through inland waterways. Our barge terminals at key logistical hubs such as Genk (BE) and Bergen op Zoom (NL) offer a reliable and sustainable alternative to road transport. As these trimodal hubs are also open to road and rail transport, we can develop custom solutions and suggest the most efficient shipping mode for your cargo.

Synchromodality

At H.Essers, we make a difference with our synchromodal approach to transport. Instead of focusing on fixed routes, we dynamically link road, rail and waterway transport to come up with the most economical, efficient and sustainable shipping solutions. We do this on a case-by-case basis according to factors such as lead times, client priorities and budgets. By opting for synchromodal transport, you significantly lower your carbon footprint without sacrificing quality or reliability.

Secure

From high-value goods to chemicals or pharmaceuticals, your cargo is carefully secured at H.Essers. We developed unique Safebox and Coolbox containers that have satellite tracking, electronic locks and sensors that are monitored 24/7 by our control tower. This allows us to respond immediately in the event of an incident, thereby increasing the security of your goods and our people. All of our secured solutions are TAPA TSR1 certified. We also implement additional measures that go beyond those required by this certification to ensure that your goods reach their destination in excellent condition.

Liquid bulk

H.Essers is a pioneer in intermodal liquid bulk transport across Europe, with a local office network spanning the entire continent. Thanks to our state-of-the-art equipment, we can handle your dangerous and non-dangerous goods with the utmost care. With a growing fleet of more than 2000 iso tank containers we manage transports of dangerous and non-dangerous bulk liquids throughout Europe with the utmost care. In addition, we have a fleet with dedicated tanks (non-insulated, insulated, temperature-controlled, etc.) to accommodate the specific needs of every product and flow. Supported by track-and-trace and our in-house TMS, we provide full supply chain visibility to our clients. We also offer rolling stock and longer-term storage. Whatever your needs, H.Essers has the ideal solution.

Dry bulk

H.Essers has a modern fleet for short and long-distance polymer transport. Long distances can also be covered by train. In addition, we offer a wide range of value-added services tailored to clients in the chemical industry, such as temporary storage in our silos in Tessenderlo and various bagging and debagging solutions that help you optimise your chemical supply chain.

Temperature-controlled

Whether you’re shipping by truck, train or barge, H.Essers has state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that your cargo is transported at precisely the right temperature – including our Coolbox developed in-house. Our assets undergo maintenance twice a year to guarantee optimum performance and they are monitored 24/7 by our control tower. Thanks to two-way communication, our control tower staff can intervene remotely, such as adjusting temperature zones. We also boast an extensive European network, which means a qualified expert is always close by for on-site interventions.

Dangerous goods

Need to ship dangerous goods? We know how to handle them. All our staff, from drivers and cross-dock operators to office workers, receive extensive training and we have all the necessary equipment, systems and procedures in place. Our ADR compliance and other regulations ensure that your safety always comes first.

Forwarding

As a one-stop shop, we provide 360° support for all your worldwide import and export flows. Our experienced forwarding agents have extensive knowledge of all relevant regulations and commercial documents. You can also count on them for the import and export of hazardous goods and pharmaceuticals. Since we’re a multimodal logistics provider, our forwarders look for the most efficient transport mode to create a tailor-made solution for you. In short: you focus on your core business while we optimise your supply chain in a cost-effective way.

Customs

H.Essers is your single point of contact for all customs questions in Belgium and the Netherlands. We make sure that all your goods entering or leaving Belgium or the Netherlands under customs supervision reach their destination in time, in accordance with the applicable customs regulations. Since we hold an AEO-C license and constantly monitor our processes, we have numerous certificates that help speed up your supply chain. Our experienced customs specialists receive regular training to stay up to date on the latest developments in the customs sector. With H.Essers, there’s no need to worry about customs issues.

Systems

H.Essers is strongly systems-driven. Our IT and engineering departments develop and implement innovative applications to track, trace and manage your shipments. With our Transport Management System (TMS) and real-time cargo tracking, we not only provide full traceability, we also make decisions regarding routes and transport modes based on your specific needs. A focus on fully integrated solutions means the entire process can be automated, from order to delivery to invoicing. The result? More efficient transport flows for you.

Sustainable transport

Sustainability is part of our DNA and inherent to everything we do. We want to be at the forefront of innovations that make transport better for people and the environment. Our sustainable transport strategy is based on four pillars:

  • Improving: we apply new technologies and stay up to date on the latest standards
  • Avoiding: we avoid CO2 emissions wherever possible and choose the shortest and most efficient routes
  • Shifting: we keep trucks off the roads and help achieve a modal shift by making optimum use of railways and inland waterways
  • Insetting: we directly compensate our fossil fuel transports with biofuels, which reduces our carbon footprint to zero and has an immediate effect compared to carbon offsetting

We also keep a close eye on innovations in electric vehicles and hydrogen technology in our search for carbon-neutral and carbon-negative transport.

Construction materials transport

Many architects still prefer traditional building methods for their design flexibility and durability. In order to meet tight deadlines, building materials such as bricks, clinkers and arches must be delivered to the site on time and with plenty of flexibility. H.Essers Infrastructure is happy to meet this need. Our diverse fleet of vehicles and our highly trained drivers help us streamline the entire construction process so you can focus on your core business: building.

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