Doing Business in Belgium


The Kingdom of Belgium achieved its independence from the Netherlands in 1830, and has become an admired modern country, well-known as the home of international organizations such as NATO and the EU. Since most Western European capitals are within 1,000 km of Brussels, Belgium’s capital, it is an ideal location for international groups. Belgium is very cosmopolitan, with three official languages — Dutch, French and German. Manufacturing in Belgium.

Hankyu Hanshin Express Deploys Kewill Global Forwarding in Belgium

BluJay Solutions

July 12, 2016 – Manchester, UK and Chelmsford, MA, USA – Hankyu Hanshin Express, a leading Japanese provider of global logistics and freight forwarding services, has completed the implementation of Kewill’s freight forwarding software across its operations in Belgium. Kewill Global Forwarding, a fully managed solution, is being used by Hankyu Hanshin Express in Belgium to manage its air-, sea- and road-based freight forwarding and logistics operations.


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Nike’s Global E-Commerce Distribution Center in Leuven Belgium


I had the opportunity to accompany a group of executives from Anheuser Busch Inbev on a tour of Nike’s global distribution facility in Leuven Belgium this week. The choice of Leuven, Belgium as the site for Nike’s DC may seem like an odd one. However the government of Belgium is scheduled to raise the 20 bridges along the canal to enable an increase to 4 containers high on barges, which will effectively double the volume of this campus!

Belgium pledges to make all its chocolate sustainable


Belgian chocolate producers and supermarkets just announced a new partnership, called Beyond Chocolate. This partnership commits to make Belgian a 100% sustainable by 2025. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo signed the partnership along with major chocolate producers, NGOs like Rainforest Alliance and several supermarket groups. deforestation beantracker cocoa child labour

All Things Belgian : Supply Chain of Belgian Beer Follow Up


I will share a few more interesting things I learned about Belgium during my trips there. What has Belgium got to do with French fries you ask? Because, as per my colleague Philip, the technique of frying the fries twice was perfected in Belgium and not in France. As the country of Belgium did not officially exist till 1830 and according to the web page, they have been cooking these fries since at least 1680. General Topics Belgian Beer Belgium Frites

Calculating the impact of the Belgian road charge

Supply Chain Movement

On 1 April 2016 a kilometre-based charging system (‘kilometerheffing’) came into force on most motorways in Belgium along with a large number of regional roads in Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia. Trends AMP Belgium Conundra H. For shippers, logistics service providers and haulage companies alike, it is difficult to accurately estimate the impact of the charge on their transport costs, which is why Conundra has developed the OptiFlow route optimisation tool.

11th annual Global Customs Compliance

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: The Hotel Brussels, Belgium. Request a brochure >> Events Belgian customs Belgium Brussels c5 communications limited Conference event export controls global customs comliance supply chain Swedish Customs the hotel Brussels UCC11th annual Global Customs Compliance. Date: 15 March, 2016. Organizer: C5 Communications Limited. Url: com/2016/501/global-customs-compliance/overview.

Loser of last quarter: H. Essers

Supply Chain Movement

Trends 3PL Belgium H. Logistics service supplier H. Essers has been granted permission to extend its premises in the Belgian city of Genk at the expense of the 12 hectares of neighbouring nature reserve, including an evergreen forest. The company wanted to build a 70,000-square-metre warehouse but the site formed part of Natura 2000, a European network of protected ecological areas. Despite months of protests by environmental groups, the plan has now been officially approved.

1st European Life Sciences Supply Chain Community Conference

Supply Chain Movement

Programme >> Register now >> Events Belgium Brussels BSMA Conference Dolce La Hulpe event life science supply chain1st European Life Sciences Supply Chain Community Conference. Date: 19 May 2016. Venue: Dolce La Hulpe Brussels (B). Organisation: BSMA. URL: The BSMA Europe annual event taking place in Brussels on May 19 th 2016 will be the launch event of the BSMA Europe Community.

ISC Europe 2015 Conference

Supply Chain Movement

Events 3D printing Belgium Brussels Business savvy Conference delivery drones digital marketing Integrated Supply Chain ISC Europe mobile shopping Omni-channel Radisson Blu Royal risk aware supply chain tochnologically competent vending machinesISC Europe 2015 Conference. Date: 7-8 October 2015. Venue: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels (B). Organisation: Integrated Supply Chain. URL: [link]. Are you ready for the new Age of Supply Chain? The world has changed.

ISC Europe 2016 Conference

Supply Chain Movement

Events 3D printing Belgium Brussels Business savvy Conference delivery drones digital marketing Integrated Supply Chain ISC Europe mobile shopping Omni-channel Radisson Blu Royal risk aware supply chain tochnologically competent vending machinesISC Europe 2016 Conference. Date: 7-8 March 2016. Venue: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels (B). Organisation: Integrated Supply Chain. URL: Are you ready for the new Age of Supply Chain?

Shortages of coolant set to impact the semiconductor industry


Supreme Court) to shut down a Belgium-based 3M plant is anticipated to bring fresh turmoil to the semiconductor industry: likely shortages of specialized coolants. 3M’s Zwijndrecht, Belgium, plant produces coolant that is essential to the etching process used in semiconductor manufacturing.

CMA CGM Air Cargo adds first Middle East destinations

The Supply Chain Journal

The cargo airline began operating two months ago and currently serves Chicago, New York and Atlanta with four Airbus A330-200 freighters operated under contract by Air Belgium, a tourist carrier that is also new to the dedicated air cargo market.

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Shipping line CMA CGM orders Boeing 777 freighters

The Supply Chain Journal

The large, long-haul aircraft will augment CMA CGM’s existing fleet of four Airbus A330-200 all-cargo aircraft operated by leisure passenger carrier Air Belgium. CMA CGM Air Cargo’s home base is Liège, Belgium. ( Updated 10:55 a.m. ET, Sept. 29, 2021 ).

Globalization Hits New Record High

Material Handling and Logistics

The world's top five most globally connected countries were the Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, Belgium and the United Arab Emirates versus Amazon

Supply Chain Movement

This became clearer than ever to me in October, when I was asked to give a short presentation about the e-fulfilment strategies of leading companies during’s webinar for its most important sales partners in the Netherlands and Belgium.

The State of Globalization in a Fragile World

SCM Research

It is also found that the Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, Belgium and the United Arab Emirates are the most connected countries. DHL has recently released the fifth edition of their Global Connectedness Index , which provides an analysis of globalization, measured by international flows of capital, trade, information and people.

10 countries where truckers make the most money

The Supply Chain Journal

Switzerland: $70,452 Australia: $53,951 Belgium: $50,462 Norway: $47,572 United States: $47,130 Germany: $46,871 Netherlands: $46,865 Austria: $46,217 Canada: $43,445 Sweden: $42,751. Truck drivers help keep the flow of goods moving around the world and can make good money doing it.

Will Climate Change Force Agriculture Indoors?

Enterra Insights

” They point out that 12 million hectares is approximately four times the size of Belgium.

How are 325 horses getting to the Tokyo Olympics?

The Supply Chain Journal

The cargo division of Dubai-based Emirates is operating eight charter flights on Boeing 777 freighters to fly 247 horses from Liege, Belgium, to Tokyo. The Olympic Games will begin in one week in Tokyo – a year behind schedule because of the COVID pandemic.

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Crelan Digitizes Strategic Sourcing with Ivalua


Project delivery is led by KPMG Belgium ’s Banking expert consulting team with support from Ivalua professional services. Crelan is preparing the acquisition and merger with AXA Bank Belgium, a project that needs to receive the approval of the financial authorities.

A Tale of Two Industries: Surprising Demand Spikes amid Supply Chain Disruption


sells and deploys ToolsGroup software to companies in The Netherlands, Belgium and Turkey. Levent Ozsahin, Managing Partner at Advancetics B.V. It’s human nature to miscalculate how best to respond to supply chain disruptions–either over- or under-steering in anticipation of a crisis.

GSK Vaccines: Five Pillars of Digital Transformation

Logistics Viewpoints

Headquartered in Belgium, GSK Vaccines is one of the key businesses of GSK and is in eight countries, has ten production sites, and three R&D centers.

The sharing economy: An effective model for supply chain management?


Nestle combined parts of its supply chain for fresh and chilled products in Belgium with PepsiCo, a clear rival. by Emily Hunt The sharing economy involves buying and selling temporary access to goods or services, usually arranged through an online platform. It is inevitably becoming a major source of revenue in today’s global economy, led by the likes of Uber and Airbnb.

UPS achieves one billion COVID-19 vaccine deliveries milestone

Logistics Middle East

In December 2020, UPS delivered the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer’s facilities in Belgium to Saudi Arabia, moreover, the company coordinated the distribution of millions of doses across the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, and Africa utilising its global logistics network.

DP World invests in Liege container terminal

Logistics Middle East

Terminal operator reaffirms its faith in Belgium as a logistics hub

Griffin Spotlight: Bonnie Rietz brings different perspectives to Axway


In our previous Meet the Griffins series, we presented Jeroen Delbarre , a Product Manager for AMPLIFY™ from our Belgium office. Today, we cross the pond and head to Phoenix to meet Bonnie Rietz, a Senior Renewal Specialist. Wearing many … Life at Axway Griffin Spotlight

Meet the Griffins: Jeroen Delbarre provides focus and capabilities for Axway


Today, we cross the pond and head to Belgium to meet Jeroen Delbarre, a Product Manager for the AMPLIFY Platform. Previously, in “Meet the Griffins” series, we profiled Rebecca Hoffman from Axway’s main headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona.

Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM ‘temporarily’ steering 2 services away from Savannah

The Supply Chain Journal

31 sailing of the Hudson Express from Antwerp, Belgium. Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM have announced two services are “temporarily” bypassing Savannah, Georgia. CMA CGM said Wednesday that its Amerigo service, which connects the western Mediterranean to the U.S.

Fire-damaged container ship being towed to Port of Oakland

The Supply Chain Journal

and calls on European ports in Le Havre, France; Rotterdam, Netherlands; Hamburg, Germany; and Antwerp, Belgium. A container ship damaged by fire off the coast of California is being towed to the Port of Oakland.

Sustainability vs. profitability: Is it one or the other?


Nestle combined parts of its supply chain for fresh and chilled products in Belgium with PepsiCo, a clear rival. by Alexa Cheater How 25 multinational companies achieved sustainable supply chains. I’d like to think that most companies have moved beyond the point of believing that sustainable business practices aren’t a priority. I hope they recognize the importance of environmental protection and the value of leaving the planet a little better than they found it.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Police warning after drug.

Global Trade Management

Police carried out a series of raids in Belgium and Holland earlier this year, seizing computer-hacking equipment as well as large quantities of cocaine and heroin, guns and a suitcase full of cash. The organised crime group allegedly used hackers based in Belgium to infiltrate computer networks in at least two companies operating in the port of Antwerp. Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. International trade is the engine of global prosperity today.

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Participation request for interesting Supply Chain surveys

Supply Chain Movement

1 open survey by Vlerick Business School (Belgium): Management control design in supply chain networks: More complete understanding of coordination and control practices between partner companies, and its performance implications in the supply chain network. Dear Supply Chain Professionals, There are several very interesting supply chain surveys open for participation at the moment (in Januaray and February, 2014).

“We want people in the supply chain to be multi-skilled” – Henri-Xavier Benoist

Supply Chain Movement

In Europe Bridgestone employs 12,000 staff, has sales organisation clustered in 6 sub-regions, nine manufacturing plants (in Spain, Poland, Belgium, France, Italy, and Hungary), one plant. producing tyre molds (Belgium) and it operates a Technical Centre (Rome) and two Proving Grounds (one in Rome and one in the North of Sweden). One in every six vehicles drives on tyres made by the Bridgestone Corporation.

The Oliver Wight Conference

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: The Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel, Belgium. The Oliver Wight Conference. Date: 18-19 November 2014. Organiser: Oliver Wight. URL: Following a resounding success last November we are delighted to announce details of the Oliver Wight Annual Conference 2014. Date: Tuesday 18th November: Class A Awards Dinner. Wednesday 19th November: Conference Day.

5th Annual Life Science & Temperature Controlled Logistics

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: Brussels, Belgium. 5th Annual Life Science & Temperature Controlled Logistics. Date: 12-13 May 2015. Organisation: Fleming Europe. URL: [link]. Event Introduction. On one hand, you have regulations and guidelines- on the other, practical proceeding in reality. Are you in a balance? Progress and evolution is inevitable. Each change, new road, product or idea for improvement requires time and resources from initiation until the successful end of the planned distribution. channel.

Winner of last quarter: The Netherlands as a logistics base

Supply Chain Movement

In the ‘Base for Logistics Activities’ category, the Netherlands outranked France, Austria, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, the Czech Republic, Russia, Hungary, Turkey, Denmark, Slovakia and Romania. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

To gain organizational support to drive change, Nick ran two more simulations: one in Hong Kong and a grease plant in Belgium. The two simulations were different flows, but both demonstrated similar benefits – about a 15%-reduction in finished goods in Hong Kong and a 20%-reduction in finished goods in Belgium. Nick Lynch is the Global Excellence Manager at Shell Lubricants, a division of Shell Global.

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Doing Business in the Netherlands


It is bordered by Belgium, Germany and the North Sea. Primary trading partners included Germany, Belgium, the U.K., Primary import partners include China, Germany, Belgium, the U.S., The Netherlands is a modern and highly industrialized country located in Western Europe. The Netherlands was one of the founding countries of both the EU and NATO, showing that it is a nation of progressive and forward-thinking people. With a total area of 41,543 sq.