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Flooring has a long history in Flanders, dating all the way back to the Middle Ages. Manuport Logistics has been working for and with the flooring industry for decades, serving both market leaders and smaller entrepreneurs on a global scale. We have become the leading forwarder in the flooring industry, providing our clients with specialised solutions.

Our clients choose us for our full-service approach. We assist them with all supply aspects, ranging from the production of raw materials and intermediate goods right up to the distribution of perfectly-finished floor coverings.

We help in delivering their strategy, optimising their processes and coordinating their entire flow, benefiting from our unique digital means. In collaboration with our own offices and agents, all flows worldwide are centrally managed via our control tower.

Acting as a 4PL (Fourth Party Logistics) partner, Manuport Logistics stands for efficient and sustainable transport solutions by setting up tailor-made container transport organisations.

In 2015, we launched an inland hub concept for one of our major clients, allowing them to reduce their dependency on truck transport by enabling waterway transport. The barges connect River Terminal Wielsbeke (RTW) with the Port of Antwerp.

The company’s container-transport-related CO2 emissions were reduced by 36% in 2017 and are scheduled to achieve a further 55% reduction in the coming years. Where previously all containers went by road, today, more than 50% of the flow is being transported via barge.

We have developed RTW into a global inland hub, connecting our clients with all major shipping routes and destinations around the world.

  • Large Icons / Barging Created with Sketch Beta.
    in 2017

    3 000 containers transported via RTW

  • this is 60% of the customers total containers from all belgian entities
  • > 1/3 of the RTW's volume
  • CO2 emissions

    -36% (300 tonnes)

    -55% (coming years)

  • comparison of average CO2 emmissions

    Large Icons / Road Created with Sketch Beta. 62g CO2 /tonnes-km

    Large Icons / Barging Created with Sketch Beta. 34g CO2 /tonnes-km

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