The international freight forwarder has a permanent office in RAI Amsterdam and works with a team of logistics experts. Transportation services can be planned and carried out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The logistics office is staffed not only during the setup and breakdown periods, but also during the events themselves. The company provides flexible solutions for unplanned logistical needs and ensures optimum service for individual participants.
Storage on location
There are two major storage facilities at RAI Amsterdam (in the Holland and Europe complexes) with a total floor area of 1,442 m². In addition, the logistics team can create temporary storage facilities by placing temporary buildings or creating secure areas (using fences).
Our qualified and certified staff provide these services with the help of a wide range of modern lifting equipment, all of which meets the latest environmental requirements. Although a number of forklifts are on site permanently, cranes must be ordered in advance.
During the busy setup and breakdown periods, the RAI creates buffer zones for trucks. The traffic controllers regulate the limited space on the job terraces. They call the trucks out of the buffer zone when space is freed up and ensure that trucks don’t remain on the terraces any longer than necessary. The logistics team is involved with this service, so that trucks can load and unload on time.
If you need to deal with customs formalities, these can be facilitated by RAI Amsterdam via its customs licence and the warehouse of the logistics partner. The processing of goods in the warehouse at RAI Amsterdam takes about an hour, and the import can be declared as permanent or temporary. Permanent customs clearance requires customs duties and tax to be paid. Temporary import is exempt from duties and taxes as long as the warehouse of the logistics partner is used, provided that the goods in the warehouse are re-exported again. Air and sea freight can also be declared at the port of entry into the Netherlands, i.e. Schiphol or the port of Rotterdam. Clearance usually takes between four and six hours at the airport, and one to two days in the harbour.