The logistics sector contributes 4.5 percent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Every year approximately 570 million tonnes of goods arrive in the Netherlands. Of this, 73% arrives by ship in one of the ports. A large part of this continues on by road, rail or inland waterways to the rest of Europe. In addition, approximately 440 million tonnes of goods leave the Netherlands: 42% by sea, 33% via inland waterways and more than 20% by road. Rail only accounts for 2% of total freight transport, and air accounts for less than 1% (CBS, 2016). In addition to huge quantities of work being moved, the logistics landscape is changing continuously and rapidly. The focus is increasingly on minimizing costs, a zero number of process errors, and data availability. Logistics businesses of today requires a sturdy backbone. The Enterprise Suite by LSS contributes to the improvement of your logistics organization!
By air, goods can be transported over a long distance. Aircraft are mainly used for the transport of high-quality products, emergency shipments and special shipments. Often these are expensive goods, such as electrical devices and components for trains and planes. In addition, many agricultural products also come with air freight: for example, flowers, fruits and vegetables from Kenya and Ecuador (CBS, 2016). , Our Forwarding Management System is ideally suited to give you an overview of the transport of electrical appliances, parts and agricultural products via air. This system is not only helpful when dealing with air freight but also when it comes to Customs activities.
Approximately 73% of the incoming goods enter the Netherlands via Dutch ports. Some of these goods are transported from the port to a location in the Netherlands, another part continues on to the rest of Europe via various means of transportation. Outbound goods account for 42% of the goods passed through the ports. Of all goods processed in Dutch ports, almost half of the goods are transported along the coastal areas, known as shortsea shipping. The bulk of shortsea shipping consists of wet bulk, especially crude petroleum. The other part of the goods crosses the ocean by so-called deepsea shipping. The goods shipped with deepsea shipping are diverse: dry bulk, containers, coal and ores (CBS, 2016). Our Forwarding Management System is an excellent software package, suitable for all products transported by sea. Our FMS has been developed by freight forwarders. That’s why FMS is the perfect match for international forwarders who strive for optimal profitability and efficiency.
For inland navigation, the Forwarding Management System can also be used. Approximately 112 million goods are transported annually within the Netherlands using the inland waterways. These are largely bulk goods such as sand, gravel and diesel. They are also used for transporting bulk goods in containers (CBS, 2016).
Railroads are mainly used to transport sea containers and bulk goods such as coal and iron ore. In recent years, more coal has gone to Germany. There is also a strong increase in container transport (CBS, 2016). The perfect software solution for transporting goods by rail is our Transport Management System. This system provides real-time insight at any time, at any level.
About 81% of the domestic transport goes by road. Goods transported by road include food, agricultural goods, break bulk cargo and building materials (CBS, 2016). In order to get real-time insight into where the goods are located, our Transport Management System is extremely suitable. Our TMS is a universal software system to operate globally.
Our tailormade LSS Enterprise Suite is the most intelligent and complete solution for handling your road transport, rail transport, and global air & ocean activities. With our iSuite we guarantee added value. The Enterprise Suite consists of two software packages: a Transport Management System (TMS) for road and rail transport and a Forwarding Management System (FMS) for air and water shipping.
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Source: Central Bureau of Statistics (2016) Transport and Mobility 2016. Consulted from: https://www.cbs.nl/-/media/_pdf/2016/