SCHIPHOL, 1 October 2018 – Rutges Cargo Europe and J.M. Logistics have signed a long-term lease agreement for the new warehouse development AMS Cargo Center II. It concerns in total 6,000 sqm warehouse with 82 parking spaces for trucks and trailers. With this, the first tenant for the new development is a fact.
Rutges Cargo Europe and J.M. Logistics are two logistic sister companies, each with their own expertise. With 42 trucks, Rutges Cargo Europe is strongly oriented towards the European distribution of pharma, security and aerospace/sensitive market. With 45 trucks, J.M. Logistics is an important player in the European road transport of exceptional cargo, particularly from agricultural machines, aircraft engines and other oversized cargo. Together with the import and export activities from Schiphol, a wider network is created in Europe. Rutges Cargo Europe has all the necessary certifications such as GDP, TAPA TSR1 and ISO9001: 2015. Both companies are characterized by innovation in a strong IT structure, a fleet of vehicles almost entirely at Euro 6 level, staffed by professional drivers with expertise, language skills and a strong commitment to the company and the clients.
“AMS Cargo Center II offers us opportunities for further development and growth of our activities. The unique location along the A4 and the N201 in combination with the design and the opportunities for parking of our equipment have made us decide to move here. We will obtain a state-of-the-art dedicated building, providing efficiency on the one hand and create an excellent and pleasant working environment for our staff on the other, an important aspect in the current labor market. Besides that, we can offer logistic activities to our customers in the warehouse and thus strengthen the partnership”, said Vincent van ‘t Schip, owner of Rutges Cargo Europe en J.M. Logistics.
AMS Cargo Center II will be realized on the Changiweg at Schiphol Logistics Park, directly across the road of AMS Cargo Center. The building distinguishes by its unique design and visibility from the highway A4 (Amsterdam – The Hague). The entrances to the offices are accessible from the parking deck on the 1st floor, which also offers space for c. 117 passenger cars. The forecourt comprises four individual loading pits for trucks, each with their own entrance and exit and another c. 79 parking spaces.
After delivery AMS Cargo Center II consist a Breeam ‘Very Good’ distribution center with a total surface of c. 32,000 sqm, divided in seven individual sections varying from c. 3,600 up to a maximum of 32,000 sqm. An additional parking need can be managed via the adjacent and (partly) fenced parking plot of c. 18,000 sqm, designed to facilitate c. 117 parking spaces for trucks and/or additional parking spaces for passenger cars.
The construction works are expected to start in February 2019 and the complex will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2019.
AMS Cargo Center II will be developed in a JV between Built to Build and Proptimize. The complex has been designed by DENC Architects. The lease transaction with Rutges Cargo Europe and J.M. Logistics was initiated by Industrial Real Estate Partners.