Understanding Different Types of Shipping Containers

Published 19 June 2024

Shipping containers are essential for global trade, ensuring goods are transported safely and efficiently. If you’re new to logistics, the variety of containers and their specific terms might seem daunting. Today, we will break down the different types of containers and their uses, making it easy for anyone to understand. Standard Container Sizes 1. 20ft […]

Maximizing Efficiency with Metaal Transport’s Intermodal Solutions

Published 6 June 2024

In the fast-paced world of logistics, efficiency and reliability are vital. At Metaal Transport, we understand the importance of delivering your goods on time and in perfect condition. Our comprehensive intermodal transport solutions—by road, rail, and water—are designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients, ensuring seamless and efficient logistics operations. By Road: Swift […]

Celebrating 60 Years: From Humble Beginnings to an even Brighter Future

Published 21 May 2024

This year, Metaal Transport proudly celebrates its 60th anniversary—a milestone that marks six decades of growth, innovation, and determined commitment to excellence in the logistics industry. As we reflect on our journey, we are filled with gratitude for the opportunities, partnerships, and achievements that have shaped us into the industry leader we are today. From […]

Metaal Transport Pier 5: Opening

Published 23 November 2023

In November 2023, Metaal Transport opened its new terminal – Pier 5, a pivotal addition to our operations within the esteemed Port of Rotterdam. This milestone confirms our position as one of the main providers of metal transportation and logistics in Rotterdam, signaling a major improvement in how we are able to handle metal shipments. […]

Metaal Transport Pier 5: Last Touches

Published 18 July 2023

As the construction holiday approaches, we are thrilled to update you on the progress of Metaal Transport Pier 5. A lot of work has been done in recent weeks! The construction is making remarkable strides. As of now, 4 out of 5 warehouses are almost finished. The installers have commenced the final assembly, including a […]

Metaal Transport Pier 5: Update

Published 5 May 2023

Great news! We are pleased to inform you about the progress of our new terminal – Pier 5. The piling work has been completed, with a total of more than 350 piles driven into the ground ensuring the terminal remains in place. In addition, the foundation for our office has also been completed, and we […]

Metaal Transport Pier 5

Published 24 April 2023

We are thrilled to announce that our new warehouse, spanning over 25,000 square meters, is currently under construction and scheduled for completion by early October 2023. Situated on a vast expanse of 90,000 square meters, featuring a 500 meter quay and rail accessibility, it makes an ideal complement to the Rotterdam Breakbulk industry. Additionally, we […]

Effect of Rise in Nickel Prices on Transport in Europe

Published 8 May 2022

Recently Nickel prices rose significantly; this increases the risks for shippers, and stipulates the need for a proper goods in transit insurance. Carriers & Liability All our carriers operating within Europe adhere to the CMR conditions as a standard practice. According to these conditions, the carrier’s maximum liability is approximately 10 Euros per kilogram in […]

Warehousing Services in The European Union after Brexit

Published 10 February 2021

Are you a British shipper and looking for warehousing/ storage facilities within the European Union (EU) for your shipments? Do you receive waiting charges from your trucking partner? Or are you fed up with tonnes of paper work for your shipments from the UK to the EU? Metaal Transport has multiple warehousing locations within the […]

Client Case

Published 4 February 2021

Importing containers from the Far East seems simple. However, international container transport requires the cooperation of many different parties within the supply chain: exporters, customs in the port of departure, carriers, importers, banks, logistics service providers, and customs in the port of arrival. Problem of Importer:A steel pipes importer within Europe experienced constant hick-ups after […]