Digital freight logistics provider Forto opens Netherlands office

posted on 8th November 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Digital freight logistics provider Forto opens Netherlands office

Forto, a leading provider of digitized freight forwarding and supply chain solutions, today announced expansion into the Netherlands with a new office in Rotterdam.

Leading the Netherlands commercial office is logistics industry expert Marcel Beentjes, as Director Netherlands.

The new office will serve as a regional operational presence for customer account management and sales, logistics management, and service teams supporting Forto customers based in the region.

This team will be supported by Forto’s international network of logistics, operational, and technical teams around the world.

With more than 15 years working with logistics, transport, and technology industry companies, Beentjes joins Forto from Uber, where he most recently served as Regional Manager Growth & Expansion for Uber Freight where he was responsible for the commercial team and the successful product launch of the Uber “shipper platform.”

Prior to joining Uber Freight, Beenjes spent more than 5 years at A.P Moeller Maersk, where he most recently was leading commercial teams for the Twill business and previously served as Director of Solution Sales for the Benelux Region.

In these roles he built and led commercial teams and was responsible for growing the business in Europe.

Beentjes also spent many years with Yusen Logistics, where he held manager positions in the areas of Route Development, Trade Lane, and Business Development.

“Marcel brings an amazing combination of logistics and technology expertise to Forto,” commented Michael Wax CEO and co-founder of Forto.

“Not only does have a deep understanding of the dynamics of the supply chain but he has worked with companies working to drive new directions in established markets.”