The new BDP office in the Czech Republic will focus on business development in Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria, the company said.
"Expansion of the European Union to include former CEE countries, subsequent growth in direct foreign investment and a continuing shift of production facilities from Western Europe make this region a particularly strong market for project logistics," said Luc Van Heygen, BDP Project Logistics managing director for the Americas and Europe. "This new office, which will have the support of our European headquarters staff in Nuremberg, puts us closer to our clients and clearly demonstrates our commitment to project logistics in the region."
The company's parent, BDP International, established a presence in the Czech Republic in 2007, when it formed a joint venture with Czech logistics firm, Wakestone sro.
Based in Prague, BDP/Project Logistics sro offers a complete portfolio of services relating to the movement of project cargo, including road, rail, river, ocean and air transportation and related services to support construction and expansion projects for the power generation, infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, chemical, alternative energy and other industries. In connection with these services, it will provide end-to-end materials management and tracking, freight consolidation and carrier cost maintenance, logistics process analysis and optimization, documentation, coordination of cargo inspections, inland transportation and scheduling, and supervision of heavy lifts, and hazardous cargo, port operations, jobsite unloading and checking, and special customs services under the Czech Republic's free customs zone.