LEHNKERING Logistics N.V. Obtains AEO Certificate
Customers benefit from simplifications in customs procedures for international trade
LEHNKERING Logistics N.V., which has its headquarters in Antwerp, received AEO certification in mid-July. The Belgian subsidiary of LEHNKERING GmbH based in Duisburg, Germany, is able to provide simplified customs procedures within the 28 EU member states as a result of being an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO).
AEO status confirms that LEHNKERING is a particularly trustworthy partner for international logistics operations. The certificate is regarded as a quality seal for reliability and security. Authorised Economic Operators (AEOs) are able to offer simplified customs procedures when importing and exporting goods. The items are also subject to fewer physical checks.
“As a result of AEO certification, we can offer our customers an even better service related to importing and exporting their goods. The simplifications in the customs processes and the preferential handling accelerate the customs formalities to a significant degree,” said Hans van den Bosch, Managing Director of LEHNKERING Logistics N.V. He added that the certificate gives LEHNKERING a major advantage over competitors who are not AEO-certified.
LEHNKERING Logistics B.V., which has its headquarters in Rotterdam, also has AEO certification. The Dutch subsidiary of the chemical logistics company based in Duisburg passed the testing procedures set by the customs services as early as 2011. Both LEHNKERING subsidiaries are part of the Distribution Logistics corporate division and provide port logistics operations, i.e. extensive logistics services at the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp, for European and international chemical customers. The portfolio of services includes importing and exporting containers, warehouse logistics, distribution, sampling and analysing consignments, laboratory services and far-reaching value-added services, e.g. packing or labelling. Customers obtain direct access to the markets in Europe and overseas through LEHNKERING’s dangerous goods warehouses at ports like Rotterdam.
The LEHNKERING Group is one of the leading logistics and production services providers for the chemical industry in Europe; it has annual turnover of approx. EUR 400 million and more than 2,000 employees. As a neutral partner, LEHNKERING supports its customers along the complete value added chain and offers comprehensive logistics and production solutions from one source: ranging from transport, warehousing and distribution to extensive value added services, manufacturing and packaging goods. LEHNKERING has been an independent division within the IMPERIAL Group since 2011.
IMPERIAL Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG
As a 100 percent subsidiary of the South African company, IMPERIAL Holdings Ltd, IMPERIAL Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG is responsible for coordinating and managing all the international logistics business of IMPERIAL Holdings outside Africa. Five leading logistics companies, IMPERIAL Shipping Group, LEHNKERING, PANOPA, neska and Brouwer and their subsidiaries and holdings, are all affiliated members of the Group and provide a complete and varied range of services for global logistics business within the network. The IMPERIAL Logistics International corporate group has approx. 7,500 employees and generates annual turnover of EUR 1.6 billion at 170 business locations around the world.
SOURCE: LEHNKERING Logistics N.V