The World Solar Challenge is a biennial event where teams from leading international universities and technical institutes, partner with private entrepreneurs to test and promote innovative solar vehicles in a land race from Darwin to Adelaide.
Twente University in the Netherlands chose Varekamp Air, CQR Amsterdam, to handle the packing and complete transportation of its vehicle ‘The Red Engine’ from Schipol airport to Sydney. “Our team actually sponsored the crate and offered a substantial amount of support to the students with this project,” explained Air Freight Manager, Wouter Brand.
Although the race itself didn’t start until 6th October, The Red Engine had to get their well in advance because a detailed inspection by quarantine and customs must take place before any kind of race preparation.
The Varekamp team planned and executed a seamless air shipment to Sydney and Across the Ocean Shipping, CQR Melbourne, organised the 6 day transportation over land to Darwin once the quarantine inspections were complete.
As well as being a successful result for the Varekamp team and its partner CQR Melbourne, the Twente Team actually came an impressive 3rd out of 28 in the race.
Conqueror would like to congratulate both CQR Amsterdam and CQR Melbourne on a successful partnership and of course the Twente Team on their success.
We invite all members with shipments in Amsterdam to get in touch with Varekamp Air.
Varekamp Air, which joined Conqueror in February 2011, is proud to announce the appointment of its new Airfreight Manager, Mr Wouter Brand
Speaking about CQR Amsterdam, Mr Brand said, “It is a unique player in the market because it is the only Freight Forwarder in the Netherlands which makes tailor-made industrial packaging for its clients, often at the factory where the goods are produced, in addition to offering all modes of transportation.” Mr Brand brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position. After 18 years at KLM Cargo, he was made their Operations Area Manager of Northern Europe, a position which he held for two years until 2000. Over the past ten years, Mr Brand has held management positions at TDG (Europe) and Swissport Cargo Services (the Netherlands).
Mr Brand says that his plans for Varekamp Air are, “To grow it into a medium-sized competitive company with a highly motivated workforce. Being part of Conqueror will definitely help in this, thanks to the vast coverage and its professional members, whom I am looking forward to building mutually profitable relationships with.”
We welcome all members requiring assistance with shipments in Amsterdam to get in touch with the Varekamp Air team.
Mr Wouter Brand Branch Manager
Varekamp Air joins Conqueror Global Forwarding Group
(24-05-2011).- The freight forwarding company Varekamp Air has been selected as the exclusive representative in Amsterdam for the Conqueror Freight Network, which operates as a “virtual multinational” in which independent firms around the world work together in a regimen of “disciplined cooperation”.
“It is an honor and a privilege for us to belong to the elite Conqueror group,” says Varekamp’s Branch Manager Marco de Jonge, who notes that all candidates for membership are carefully selected for solvency, size, and reputation. So far Conqueror has rejected more than 80% of all applicants.
Conqueror, which began accepting applications last September and launched operations in January, is choosing one strong forwarder to act as a “virtual branch” in each of 564 cities in 127 countries. Members agree to use each other’s services for a substantial proportion of their shipments, which ensures a significant increase in business volume for all, among other advantages.
“The idea is to use cooperation to help our members compete on a more equal footing against the giant megaforwarders,” says Antonio Torres, founder of the Madrid-based Conqueror group.
“Strong players like Varekamp Air will ensure our success as a global group”, Torres said.
For more information, visit www.conquerornetwork.com