MKB Amsterdam - Van Keulen
Day of the Entrepreneur for sustainable distribution
René van Griensven, director of distribution company Van Keulen in Amsterdam Noord will open the trading with the gong Friday morning 15th of November. Van Keulen redistributes different goods over several trucks, in order to reduce truck freight in the city. Furthermore goods are loaded on ships, that will sail into the city center. The gong of this partner from MKB-Amsterdam will be executed in the context of the Day of the Entrepreneur.
Bart Drenth, chairman MKB-Amsterdam: ‘’This week MKB-Amsterdam wants to draw extra attention for sustainable and efficient city distribution. Van Keulen is a very good example and has won the MKB-Sustainable Price in 2012. Quite new is their transportation over water, this will be even more important in the future”.
Besides Van Keulen there are also other companies present that deal with new forms of city distribution and creating pick-up points for packages at different locations in the city. Drenth: ‘MKB-Amsterdam thinks that it’s outdated that everyone delivers their packages at home. It is bad for the environment and results in too much traffic in the city. Therefor pick-up points can play an important role.