Start of the Group's activities.
With the purchase of 320 trailers, dedicated to transporting spare parts for the Ford Tractor plant in Antwerp, our door-to-door operations commence. The trailers first see service on the Antwerp-Harwich line operated by Cobelfret Ferries’ ms Clervaux and ms Belvaux. They are both legendary roro ships and have a capacity of 90 trailer slots and a number of cars.
Establishment of Cobelfret Containers NV.
With a base fleet of 200 trailers, Cobelfret Trailers Nederland BV is established. They work as an independent entity within the Group.
CLdN door-to-door BV in Rotterdam starts its activities. They are the result of a merger between the two 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.
With the integration of all our door-to-door activities a new brand is born: CLdN CARGO. Instead of focusing on the traditional continent/UK transport, we are transforming into a pan-European logistics supplier.