Inland Logistics

During the container revolution during the 1970’s and 1980’s, D&R gradually evolved from their traditional role as mere agents for the importer and exporter into a multimodal transport company.

Through our extensive network of rail,barge and truck operators we offer connections for both your containerised as conventional flows for practically all origins and destinations. This includes around the clock transportation, contributing to a 24 hours economy and moreover to the demands of the industry.

D&R is executing just-in-time deliveries supported by efficient pre- and oncarriage concepts, connecting main ocean and airports with all major economic hinterland regions.

Our Road, Rail & Barge Logistics are supported by sophisticated web-based tracking and tracing capabilities, along with our in-depth local market expertise and competitive pricing. Furthermore the Group has several subsidiaries/sister companies who solely concentrate on multimodal transportation.


Despite increasing barge (inland waterways) and rail solutions, trucking or road haulage still remains the main mode of transport within Europe and the world. D&R is able to act as an intermediary for the various types of road transport: containers, trailers, packaged goods and dry bulk products.

If needed we can provide transport solutions via container-chassis, kipp-chassis, tautlines, open/ closed/tilt/ semi with tail lift /low-loading and mega -trailers. We solve time-critical challenges by creating the best solution in Full Truck Load (FTL) and Less than Truck Load (LTL) flows.

Another specialisation is transport for the heated, cooled, and frozen product sectors, who use this modality due to the fact that road haulage is giving the shortest leadtime to final destination or origin, this although other modalities are gaining interest.

D&R uses the most modern techniques and means of communication available, to keep our clients up-to-date with the status concerning the loading or discharge of their goods to final destination.


Rising fuel costs, toll charges and drivers’ wages as well as increasing congestion, inadequate infrastructure and a drive for lower CO2 emissions, continue to be the catalysts for change in the world economy.

More and more forward-thinking businesses with their fingers on the ‘green’ logistics pulse, are switching to our pioneering and cost-effective intermodal solutions to move their goods smoothly and in a reliable and sustainable manner.

Due to this development our Group is already operating as from 2nd of July 2009 a reliable connection between Rotterdam and Duisburg v.v., with a flow of over 400 TEU (unit measurement for containers) per day.

In addition the Group incorporated per the 1st of July 2010 a logistics service specialist that develops, organises and markets a European-wide network for rail-road combined transport, therefore increasing the influence in transportation via a direct/shuttle train network for combined transport.

This enables Van Donge & De Roo and their clients to benefit from the diverse rail connections with competitive rates and superb services.


Van Donge & de Roo stands for reliable and complete taking care of container transport across the European inland waterways. We work with an extensive and dedicated hinterland-network through which on-time transport is guaranteed from A to Z.

The Rotterdam and Antwerp ports are ideally situated on the estuary of the rivers Rhine and Maas. This makes environmentally-friendly and reliable transport by inland shipping possible, far into Europe. This applies to all types of goods: from containers to dry and liquid bulk.

Our procedure is to work as much as possible with fixed windows at the seaports Rotterdam and Antwerp, this with dedicated barges to get the best possible connection with the European hinterland.

At present about 40-45% of the goods in the port of Rotterdam and Antwerp, travel by freight barge to the European market. Journey times vary from less than a day for destinations in Germany and Belgium to 4 days for destinations in Switzerland.

Our full range of logistics activities include the pick-up of containers at the seaport by barge, handling and storage at the inland terminal, and delivery or pick-up to the final destination/origin.