e-HUB in Liege Belgium
between AMS and LGG
- Media OutReach - 10 October
2019 - ViaEurope, a leading European cross border e-company continues
to expand. The e-logistics tech start-up has just announced the
opening of its new e-Hub in Liège (LGG/Belgium). This new platform is
the second of its kind for the firm whose headquarters are located in
Amsterdam (AMS/Netherlands). Liege new e-Hub is 100%
dedicated to cross border e-commerce, just like at Amsterdam Schiphol
where ViaEurope's first e-Hub disrupted the logistics industry using big data
and the latest available technology for Customs clearance and parcel handling.
ViaEurope e-Commerce gateway to Europe
Bert Selis, Cargo & Logistics Manager at Liege Airport
BJ Streefland, CEO at ViaEurope
"Cross border e-commerce
is growing rapidly, with millions of parcels entering the EU from China
and the United States every day. To create, from this
tsunami of parcels, a seamless cross border experience for the consumer,
technology will be key. Operating smart e-HUBs will be even more
crucial in the e-commerce logistics supply chain considering the up-coming
EU regulation whereby the VAT thresholds (de minimis) will be removed and each
B2C parcel will have to be Customs cleared" explains
BJ Streefland, ViaEurope CEO.
Logistics Manager at Liege Airport, Bert Selis says: "Liège
Airport offers a great environment for an innovative company such as
ViaEurope. Their decision to land here comes with the recognition that our
airport is highly favorable to a fast-growing e-commerce sector."
the opening of a second dedicated e-commerce hub focused on
transparency and speed, ViaEurope executive team takes a strategic step to
ensure they stay ahead of their own customers'
expectations, offering both seamless operations and frictionless
services. ViaEurope intends to create and maximize synergies between
the two e-Hubs in order to ease the flow for both B2C and B2B2C parcels. "Liege plays
a key role in this strategy. Just like AMS, LGG managed
to create a very e-commerce friendly climate. With BeGate,
similar to the VENUE in The Netherlands (which stands for simplified
declaration eCommerce), B2C parcels can be pre-cleared in bulk ensuring flowless processing.
Also, the favorable fiscal climate make of the two
hubs a great entry point for parcels coming from China and the
US" explains BJ Streefland.
Alternative to the
e-hubs at e-commerce friendly airports makes of ViaEurope
a unique partner for any international e-commerce player looking for
the perfect gateway to Europe. "Especially in a hard Brexit scenario
where the UK will be out of the European Customs Union" underlines the
CEO. "Trying to get e-commerce freight through our borders will then become
a massive administrative nightmare for whoever is using London as a hub today" he
is an e-logistics technology start-up located at Schiphol Logistic
Park in Amsterdam. The company primary focus is to reinvent e-logistics and
customs clearance using big data and smart analytics. ViaEurope has e-HUBS
in The Netherlands and Belgium as well as offices in four countries
including Germany and China. All teams work together towards the same
goal: making global e-commerce to Europe easy and hassle-free.