Group’s activities started.
The door to door operations started in 1979, when 320 trailers were ordered to carry spare parts for the Ford Tractor plant in Antwerp. These units were one of the base cargo of the already existing Antwerp – Harwich Service operated by Cobelfret Ferries’ new build ms “Clervaux” and ms “Belvaux”. In those days revolutionary roro ships with a capacity of 90 trailers slots and some car capacity.
Creation of Cobelfret Containers NV.
Cobelfret Trailers Nederland BV was created with a fleet of 200 trailers. Which was independently run vis à vis the existing Antwerp based outfit.
Creating CLdN door to door BV in Rotterdam, which was a merger the two existing trailer departments; Cobelfret NV- Trailers and CLdN door to door BV.
Acquisition of Rotterdam based 45’ container and reefer operator GE-EX, Ge-Fresh and forwarder 4 GLOBAL Forwarding.
Integration of all our door to door activities and the creation of a new brand, CLdN CARGO. Focusing on a pan-European logistical supplier compared to the earlier traditional continent – British Isles operator.