March 2 - Van der Vlist UK Ltd, part of the Dutch-owned Van der Vlist Transport Group, has relocated to a purpose-built site in Hull, UK.

Construction of the new UK head office, which is located less than a mile from both the conventional and ro-ro terminals of the Port of Hull, commenced in July 2011 and comprises approximately 4,050 sq m of land.

Kevin Kelsey, MD, said: "the move has been a long time coming; we first started looking at potential locations back in 2005. We identified the Burma Drive site and started discussions with the local authorities about our proposals. I'm extremely happy to have completed such a project, and can now concentrate on the continued success of the business".

Van der Vlist UK provides out-of-gauge and oversized transport and additional associated services including permits, escorts and route surveys. The company says that the move to the new site had both location and expansion in mind. Based on Hull's position as a major entry and exit point for the company's drivers the situation is ideal and, with the additional space available at the new premises, there is the potential for storage services.

Founded in 1930, the Van der Vlist Group has developed into a European market leaders within the abnormal and heavy haulage industry. Facilities and equipment consist of over 200 trucks, trailers, a range of modular axles, storage and port facilities, project management capabilities and fully equipped assembly, maintenance, modification and inspection workshops.

The company says that by using its experience of multimodal transport methods and ensuring all aspects of the movement are accounted for, it is able to provide the appropriate solution for any out of gauge or heavy lift challenge.