Tuesday, April 21, 2015

C.H. Robinson adds Global Forwarding Office; Leadership Positions

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS (April 17, 2015) — Known as one of the largest maritime, logistics, and industrial hubs in Europe, Antwerp is also now home to C.H. Robinson’s newest Global Forwarding office.

The grouping of the existing C.H. Robinson road transport office in Antwerp with the new global forwarding office enables C.H. Robinson to provide the Belgian marketplace with a local approach combined with a wide scope of tailor-made global services. To support this expansion, Erwin Dhaene was appointed manager of the new office. Prior to becoming manager, Dhaene was responsible for C.H. Robinson’s ocean product development in Europe.

“We are confident that our new global forwarding office in Antwerp has tremendous opportunity to play a prominent role in Belgium and we are committed to be a reliable resource for all logistics needs,” said Dhaene in a press release.

Further to the promotion of Dhaene in Antwerp, two directors have been appointed at C.H. Robinson’s European corporate headquarters in Amsterdam.

Jesper Lund has been named sales director of Europe Global Forwarding where he will lead the commercial activities of the Global Forwarding division within Europe. Lund has 23 years of industry experience, starting his career in 1992 for DanTransport AS in Copenhagen, Denmark. Lund also spent 11 years at UPS SCS in various sales and general management leadership positions, including the role of Nordic director.

Eric Padmos has joined as operations director of Europe Global Forwarding where he will be responsible for pricing, operations, and the division’s service growth strategy. Padmos started his career in 1996 at Excel Freight Management and has held many management roles since at Rotra Air & Ocean, UPS SCS, and more recently IJS Global in Amsterdam.

“We are excited about this growth expansion, both to further develop our growing portfolio of regional and global accounts, as well as to further strengthen our leadership team,” says Ivo Aris, director of European Global Forwarding at C.H. Robinson. “The wealth of experience and industry knowledge of our new leaders has made key differences to our overall growth strategy. I believe the opening of the new office in Antwerp and the appointment of our new leaders is yet again a sign of our commitment to being a leader in our industry.”

About C.H. Robinson
C.H. Robinson is one of the leading road transportation and freight forwarders in Europe with a dynamic network of offices across Europe. Since 1993, C.H. Robinson has provided European customers with flexible, quality and reliable service. The company’s motivated, multilingual, and customer-focused employees apply their local knowledge and expertise to every transport challenge and build strong, personalised relationships with the customers they serve.

Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson is one of the largest logistics companies in the world, providing global freight services, logistics outsource solutions, fresh produce sourcing and information services to customers globally, ranging from large, multinational companies to small, local businesses in a variety of industries. C.H. Robinson operates through a network of offices in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com.