Walker SCM Launches Amsterdam Facility

Walker SCM, LLC, a minority-certified global transportation and logistics firm celebrating 25 years of service, proudly announces its expansion into the European market with the launch of Walker International (Transportation) Netherlands BV, based in Amsterdam. The addition of operations in Holland continues the company’s aggressive growth strategy for 2014. Walker’s Netherlands location offers a comprehensive package of air freight, ocean freight, warehousing, distribution and customs clearance services, all from a single location at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS).

“We’re thrilled to extend our service offering to the Netherlands,” commented Giorgio Laccona, COO for Walker International Transportation (WIT). “This expansion provides immediate advantages to our U.S. customer base, while opening up new opportunities within the European market. In Holland, we plan to focus on the pharmaceutical and aerospace industries, and to provide warehousing and logistics support to Dutch and international SME customers.”

The Dutch economy, the sixth-largest in the European Union, is well-known for its stable industrial sector and sizable trade surplus. The nation also plays a prominent role as a major European transportation hub. Walker’s facility in Amsterdam features 1800 square meters of office space, dedicated warehousing and logistics space (AEO licensed) with High Security (TAPA TSR) and Temperature Controlled capabilities, and nationwide distribution services for air and ocean freight. Customs activities include standard import/export clearances and in-bond transfers, as well as the handling of Fiscal Representation.

Industry veteran Edwin Koopman serves as Managing Director for Walker Amsterdam, which is located at Prestwickweg 10, 1118 LB Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands. Mr. Koopman, who brings 25 years of transportation and logistics experience, can be reached at (+31) (0)6 2329 8595 or ekoopman@witlogistics.com.