Information on the sector
The transport and logistics sector relates to the transport of goods and people via land, air and water. The sector plays a leading role in the Dutch economy. As an export country the sector in the Netherlands is heavily dependent on foreign expenditure. Globalisation, an increase in scale, sustainability and IT developments are the trends facing the sector.
What is going on in the transport and logistics sector?
The sector is generally characterised by low profit margins, high investments and significant fluctuations in rates. This places high demands on entrepreneurs. Making the costs flexible, maintaining a credit reserve, improving operations and exploiting turnover opportunities are important ways of surviving in a cyclical sector.