'FAST DELIVERY? THAT IS ONLY POSSIBLE BY ROAD…'
THE FREIGHT OPERATION OF UNITED CONTAINER TRANSPORT BV ORG ANISES THE DAILY ROAD TRANSPORTS OF SEA CONTAINERS ACROSS COUNTRY. THEY BRING GOODS FROM THE ROT TERDAM PORT TO LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT EUROPE AND VICE VERSA, SAY FATHER AND DAUGHTER WILLIAM AND LAURA VAN BEERS.
In 2003, William founded United with two partners
Container Transport on. The company in the Waalhaven
rapidly grew into a specialist in the transport of vans
sea containers by road. At some point William went
UCT lead only. Until Laura came along. She is now official
partner. "It's great to do this together."
Since last year, the company has been housed in a modern building
on the Faradayweg in Spijkenisse. A team of eight
people solve the logistics jigsaw puzzle here every day. ,,No
day is the same,” say William and Laura. Every day are such
fifty charters, mostly contracted carriers, on their way
for the firm. That means a lot of hectic preparation
and plans. “Nice crowds, because of the diversity and the
contact with the drivers.”
They transport goods to all corners of Europe or
reversed. William: ,,Import, export, empty shuttles, full shuttles.
And everything you can think of comes by sea container
in or out again. Our job is to make sure that
all those items at their destination as quickly as possible
arrive. We can do that with road transport. In a
the goods are where they need to be in up to two days.”
He is the trucker who swears by road transport and
telephone contact. His daughter the new generation
using the modern techniques for freighting and
regulate brings into the company. “But also me
values personal contact with our customers and
our drivers. It's the way to service anyway
to be able to offer that we stand for,” says Laura.
All journeys are streamlined from the office.
The trucks drive on behalf of shipping companies,
freight forwarders and logistics service providers. ,,Some
customers have been involved almost from the start. For
one we drive once a month, for others
we do fifty bookings a day, but everyone
we treat with the same respect. We find it
still very nice to make our customers happy. And
we don't know the word no. We are just satisfied
when it is resolved.”
The team is also loyal. One of the former partners is
been active for years in the daily business at the office
and some employees have been there from day one
bee. We believe in the atmosphere of a family business. Which
gives something extra that our customers feel sure.”