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Van Vliet Trucks supplies emergency aid goods to Sint Maarten

Van Vliet Trucks supplies emergency aid goods to Sint Maarten

At Van Vliet Trucks in Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel, everything is being done to get ready emergency aid for Sint Maarten; the Caribbean island where hurricane Irma caused enormous damage. Due to the urgent need for help, the goods must be transported within some days. Through the Dutch government, Van Vliet was commissioned to deliver a lot of generators, machines and vehicles in a very short period of time. A number of generators have now been transported by air cargo. In addition, there is a great need for tippers, tankers and excavators. All new material that Van Vliet has in stock and can be delivered immediately. There are a total of 12 MAN tippers, 8 MAN tankers, 3 excavators and 5 backhoe loaders.

The Karel Doorman (the largest ship of the Dutch navy) will ship the vehicles, along with a large amount of other goods, from the port of Den Helder to Sint Maarten. Van Vliet Trucks is working with all power to get the vehicles in time at the port.

Van Vliet Trucks (founded almost 65 years ago) is on the shortlist of many aid organizations. Mr. A.C. (Nol) Van Vliet, General Manager of Van Vliet Trucks, has built up over the years a renowned name with a large number of aid organizations. Van Vliet also has fleet management contracts with aid organizations and takes the GO/NGO’s into the full range for preparing the vehicles and worldwide logistics. Van Vliet has the people, knowledge and equipment to act quickly in emergency situations.

The Dutch Navy has been appointed by the government to transport all relief goods with its largest and newest ship: the Karel Doorman. A ship that is 204 meters long and 30 meters wide and can transport tons of goods. One of these days, when the Karel Doorman is fully loaded, it leaves the Dutch port to Sint Maarten.

And… in the meantime, new material is now being prepared for further orders at Van Vliet.