After my Bachelor studies In 1981 I started as a resident project forwarder in Libya (in Kaddafi time still named S.P.L.A.J ) I handled local OOG operations and customs clearance for a 160000 fr/t project : the desalination plant in AL Khums (HOMS – abt 120 km east of Tripoli), this is equivalent to a vessel every month, It was a very special experience on how to solve problems.
Upon my return to Europe I decided to take a university degree (MA Econ & Tpt) at University of Leuven (K.U.L) I graduated cum laude, I had a few publications in trade press. In that period I was marketing manager and developing various niches in transport for the Internatio Müller Group (Müller Thomsen,Antwerp) . From 1992-2010 I was visiting professor in Logistics and gave a seminar in BPI (business process improvement) at KUL campus in Antwerp, very enriching.
Eventually I joined management of C.A.T (the International Transport Div of RENAULT) , my last assignment was Director International Division for Benelux. Most of the projects handled in H.O. for french Key account passed via Antwerp. At that time I was involved in transport related to the J.V Renault-Moscowitch in Moscou , CAT Antwerp became the knowlegde center for Russia and Central Asia. And we gained incredible experience in project forwarding in F.S.U.
In 2000 I set up my own company. I believed in the power of independent forwarding companies and in using their local expertise, doing ethical business, and always, offering better solutions.
About 10 years ago, I developed the foldable readybox® concept, because, again I wanted to provide better solutions in MARITIME PACKING , putting the client in front. We needed to provide better packing SOLUTIONS, bearing in mind the GENUINE SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS in stead of being sold “more wood”.
So here we are now, I thank you for visiting my website, for reading this story, and I truly hope you will get in touch with us, give us call NOW, yes, to find out that : we say what we do, and we do what we say, helping you to get and edge on completion.
Ahoi ! Robert J Vermetten