Van den Bosch expands in Africa and Middle East

Van den Bosch Transporten is expanding its activities to Africa and the Middle East. Already over the past years the bulk transport company was able to acquire a strong position on the African market. Starting this September, the logistics services provider is opening a new branch in Dubai and early next year Van den Bosch will start a tank cleaning service in Ghana, Africa. Moreover the fleet is again extended with five hundred 20FT ISO-tank containers.

“The expansions are the result of a growing demand for deep sea transport activities”, CEO Peter van den Bosch explains. “We are finding that more and more European companies are focussing on growth markets such as Africa and the Middle East. That has made the demand for deep sea bulk transport rise rapidly.”

New tank containers
Van den Bosch Transporten anticipated on globalization and managed to grow considerably. “Our entire company has changed”, Van den Bosch emphasizes. “The number of containers has grown over the past years from a few hundred to well over four thousand. Some ninety percent of our activities is concerned with international transport and we use terminals all over the world.” 
Van den Bosch recently invested again in five hundred new 20FT ISO tank containers. “We plan to further develop our deep sea activities with a focus on Africa and the Middle East.”

Growth market Africa
In the meantime, Van den Bosch acquired a strong position on the African market. “We believe in Africa’s potential and want to develop this growth market”, says Van den Bosch. “A few years ago we set up the first transport flows from Europe to Africa together with our business relations and we are now taking care of container transports between both continents on a large scale. Last year, also the first flows in Africa itself were set up and we built a large partner network.”

Tank cleaning in Ghana
Early 2016, Van den Bosch Transporten will expand its African activities with a tank cleaning station in Tema, Ghana. “Volumes between Europe and Africa are growing because we are able to convince our customers to ship liquids in ISO tanks instead of in small quantities”, Van den Bosch explains. “That has advantages in terms of handling, heating and savings in packaging costs. With our own tank cleaning station there, it is easier to link existing transport flows and we help local companies to switch over to bulk transport.”

Dubai branch
Van den Bosch even takes it one step further. Starting this September, the company is opening a new branch in Dubai. “Just like in Africa, we see growing possibilities in the Middle East”, Van den Bosch concludes. “From this new branch we want to further develop both markets. Dubai lies at the crossroads of three continents and is the ideal location for us to develop our global transport activities with a focus on Europe, the Middle East and Africa.”