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Sjaak van der Linden (CLdN Cargo): “First board position sector club”

Sjaak van der Linden, head of Trailer & Flatbed Division at CLdN Cargo, takes up the commitment of driver at The European Freight and Logistics Leaders’ Forum. This Brussels-based organization unites top players from the supply chain.

The European Freight and Logistics Leaders’ Forum (F&L) presents itself as an independent and discrete environment for senior business leaders from all areas of the supply chain. International leaders from transport, logistics and industry have gathered here since 1994 to learn, debate and network.

“Thanks to the strong network of the association, we took part in one of their events at the time. Since then, CLdN Cargo has been a member for almost ten years and we always attend the annual meetings,” says Sjaak van der Linden, head of Trailer & Flatbed Division at CLdN Cargo.

First board position

He just joined the board of the organization, based on a well-founded commitment. “This is the first sector association of which I am a director. The challenges in our sector mean that sharing information is important to take the right steps towards the future. By sharing experiences and best practices with F&L members and the board, we can work together towards a viable roadmap to achieve the goal of all stakeholders.”

Van der Linden sees a number of priority issues. “The changes in legislation and regulations – including CO2 reduction – are a challenge. But themes such as digitization and sustainability are also the present for our future generation.”

British market common thread

Sjaak van der Linden (56) is Dutch and has been working at CLdN Cargo, the transport department of CLdN Group, since 2004. “In my current position of ‘head of Trailer & Flatbed Division’ I lead a team of seventy with offices in Rotterdam and Ipswich. With a fleet of 1,250 Tautliners and Flats, we handle transport within our European network.”

“I have been working in the transport sector my entire career with the British market as the common thread. In recent years, as a group, we have succeeded in substantially expanding our network in Europe. In line with the ambitions of the CLdN Group, this will not stop.”

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