Expanding potential of logistics hub in Drenthe

27 February 2020 - Published by Deirdre Buist
On 11th February a group of logistics stakeholders came together for a brainstorm session to discuss ideas for using the Royal FloraHolland location in Drenthe to its full potential.


Facilitated by the Surflogh project in Drenthe, and under the expert guidance of chairman Harm Post, some 40 participants contributed to an energetic brainstorm session organized by Royal FloraHolland. Following the plenary opening, a number of smaller groups were created, encouraging animated discussions from many stakeholder perspectives. It is a given that this is a premium location, with excellent accessibility by road, air and even water. 

Besides its position directly beside the regional airport, on the main highway (A28)  and adjacent to a major canal, the extensive storage capacity on site offers enormous national and international  business opportunities  for the northern Dutch provinces


In general, there were many realistic ideas proposed, further expanding on the core business of Royal FloraHolland as a logistics centre. These were pitched in a closing plenary.

Main results included suggestions to:

  • Further develop the potential as a major logistics hub in the Northern Netherlands

  • Intensify collaboration with neighbouring regional airport Groningen Airport Eelde

  • Expand the facilities for longer and heavier truck combinations and gigaliners.



The programme ended with a networking slot where the lively talks and exchange of ideas continued for some time.

All in all a productive session.