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03/26/20

Leschaco Nederland B.V. awarded AEO status

Bremen - Rotterdam | March 2020: Following the award of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status to the companies of the global logistics service provider Leschaco in Belgium and Brazil in October last year, the Group is pleased to announce that its Dutch subsidiary is now also AEO certified.

With this internationally recognized AEO certification, Leschaco Nederland B.V. confirms that it is a reliable business partner for customs clearance in international trade. Customers benefit from simplified customs declaration procedures, which among other things allow customs formalities to be completed more quickly and efficiently. "The AEO certification is a great success for our Leschaco subsidiary in the Netherlands and another important step in our constant efficiency and quality improvement for our customers", says Jörg Conrad, owner and CEO of the Leschaco Group.

AEO-certified companies have gone through an extensive audit process by the customs authorities and are therefore considered to be fully compliant with local regulations. The Leschaco Group is steadily improving its service quality in order to offer its customers reliable and high-quality logistics services.

Information about AEO:

Supply chain security and trade simplification are becoming increasingly important around the world and are therefore central issues for customs. The AEO concept is based on the SAFE Framework of the World Customs Organization (WCO) and is the globally uniform standard which, in addition to the introduction of security standards, is intended to significantly facilitate trade. In many respects, the US program C-TPAT is cited as the inspiration for the SAFE framework. Another example is the "Authorized Economic Operator Program" of the European Union, whose AEO status has been granted since January 1, 2008. Open to all, economic operators voluntarily fulfil a variety of criteria that work closely with customs authorities to ensure the common goal of supply chain security and provide benefits to economic operators.

Company information:

The Leschaco Group is a traditional, owner-managed logistics service provider and offers intercontinental logistics solutions for sea and air freight as well as contract logistics and tank container operation. As proven partner for leading companies in plant construction and mechanical engineering, automotive, chemical and related industries, producers of consumer goods and pharmaceuticals. Leschaco offers comprehensive logistics solutions from one single source. Our globally standardised IT–environment guarantees the required high process transparency. The company was founded under the name of Lexzau, Scharbau by Wilhelm Lexzau and Julius Scharbau in Hamburg in 1879. Today the group comprises 72 own offices, employing around 2,500 people in more than 22 countries worldwide. This network is supported by a carefully selected network of agents. The operating owner Jörg Conrad insists on a sustainable business development. The companies' headquarters are in Bremen.