Crane Worldwide Logistics has opened a warehouse facility near Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The facility, which is easily accessible from the airport and has direct links to the port of Rotterdam and into mainland Europe, will provide additional space and value-added services to increase supply chain solutions in continental Europe, according to Crane Worldwide.

The logistics company said the implication of Brexit played a vital role in the company’s decision to invest in the region as a contract logistics hub. With complications of additional duties and taxes for many organisations previously using the UK as their European hub, the Netherlands serves as a natural centre point for European operations, Crane Worldwide explained.

Gulhan Isik, managing director of Crane Worldwide, said: “During the last six months, we have received an increase in requests for additional storage capacity in Amsterdam as well as our other facilities in Holland, such as Tilburg. There is certainly a notable shift in interest that is favourable to us here in the Netherlands.”