28 June 2019 | News
Independent World Services (IWS) has signed a lease effective from 1 September 2019 for the last available unit, measuring about 8,000m2, at AMS Cargo Center at Schiphol Logistics Park. The 34,000m2 multi-user warehouse is now fully let.
IWS, a logistics service provider specialising in air cargo handling in and around Schiphol, already rents a unit at AMS Cargo Center. In renting the last available unit, IWS now has more than 17,000m2 of storage space at the logistics centre. The company’s logistics services include solutions for foreign companies considering a move to the Netherlands in anticipation of Brexit.
IWS benefits from Brexit
The company recruits personnel via its own employment agency Neutral Freight Academy, making use of the existing customs authorisation. The new extension will be used in particular for existing companies, such as Neele-Vat Air and the British company RIF Worldwide, which has decided to intensify its collaboration with IWS in response to Brexit.
Construction of ‘AMS II’ underway
Opposite AMS Cargo Center, building work is also well underway for AMS Cargo Center II, which is set for completion in early December this year. This distribution centre – which is expected to be awarded a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’ – has an area of around 32,000m2, subdivided into seven individual units of varying size, starting at around 3,600m2. The first tenant – Rutges Cargo Europe and JM Logistics – is to rent a unit of 6,000m2.
Joint venture Built to Build and Proptimize
The two ‘AMS’ buildings have been developed in a joint venture by the real estate developers Built to Build and Proptimize. Both buildings are designed by Denc and built by Van der Heijden. Real estate investment company Deka Immobilien has purchased the buildings for one of its funds. They are being let in association with Cushman and Wakefield and Industrial Real Estate Partners.