Conqueror Antwerp moves an artwork for installation in the valley of La Grave, in La Meije, France

They collaborated with CQR Manchester to successfully execute this prestigious project

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Conqueror Antwerp moves an artwork by by Antony Gormley

Van Moer Logistics, Conqueror member in Antwerp, Belgium, has recently transported an artwork shipment from the UK to France. The artwork by Antony Gormley called SITE will be permanently installed in the mountains in L’Aiguillon, in La Meije France. The intention of the installation is to celebrate life, love and friendship and offer something to inspire the local community.

The statue made out of cast iron weighed 915 kg. Conqueror Antwerp airlifted the sculpture and transported it safely to the mountains in La Grave.

“We are proud to be in charge of this prestigious project involving the movement of this acclaimed sculpture. Moreover, I want to extend my thanks to CBI Global, our Conqueror partner in Manchester, who cooperated with us in every step of the process,” says Frank Van Geijt, the Commercial Manager of Van Moer Forwarding.

According to the sculptor Antony Gormley, this sculpture is an attempt to materialize the love for the mountains. It will face the mountains across the valley. Moreover, it will be visible from all the nearby villages. He hopes that the artwork will become a centre of gravity for the local communities in the area.

Congratulations to Van Moer Logistics and all the best for their future endeavours!

CQR Antwerp take over the 50% of ATO terminal shares in port of Antwerp

CQR Antwerp successfully completes acquisition of the ATO terminal in partnership deal with NMBS LOGISTICS

VAN MOER LOGISTICS, Our CQR member in Antwerp, has taken the next step in its intermodal transport strategy with the purchasing of ATO terminal in the Port of Antwerp, in collaboration with NMBS LOGISTICS. The agreement between the two firms, announced last Friday, means that VAN MOER will takeover 50% of the terminal port.

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The ATO terminal covers almost 175,000 square-metres and processes over 500,000 TEU’s per year along its ½ kilometre-long quay. With the arrival of VAN MOER LOGISTICS, this is sure to increase, while Belgian malt producer BOORMALT will be investing in additional production capacity at the 6th dock of the terminal.

VAN MOER’s barge service, iBarge, which operates daily calls at the Vilvoorde terminal, Umicore and Blue Gate, is now complete with the incorporation of the ATO terminal. Apart from servicing water-bound logistics, ATO will also function as a primary hub for the hinterland corridor.

Jo Van Moer, owner of VAN MOER, and Patrick Lecluyse, CEO, said “We are delighted with this partnership, which has allowed the synergies to reach their full potential and create the missing link in our intermodal strategy. We have found the perfect partner with Boormalt and are looking forward to their cooperation”.

We’d like to wish VAN MOER all the best with this impressive new venture!

CQR member in Antwerp moves into top gear with increased road fleet

Our CQR member in Antwerp has stepped up its road presence with the introduction of a number of new trucks and trailers

This summer, VAN MOER expanded its trucking fleet with the introduction of 60 additional trucks and 120 trailers, taking their total fleet to 300+ trucks and 550+ trailers.

The introduction of the new trucks and trailers is the result of VAN MOER LOGISTICS’ recent acquisition of MERMANS – VAN HOUDT, a company specialised in the transportation of construction materials, whose trucks have now been incorporated into VAN MOER.

The acquisition was especially important given MERMANS-VAN HOUDT strategic location in Retie, which is between Antwerp and Eindhoven. Being located close to the border of The Netherlands makes Retie an excellent operating base, as it is less subject to the road congestion of Antwerp, nor does it have the common shortage of truck drivers there.


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This new addition proves that, apart from investing in intermodal transport, VAN MOER LOGSITICS continues its commitment to conventional transportation.

We’d like to wish VAN MOER’s new vehicles many a good trip ahead!