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Transuniverse Forwarding nv

Transuniverse Forwarding nv


9032 Wondelgem

Transuniverse Forwarding is a unique company with a unique product. It started out in 1983 when it sent its first truck to Iraq and another to Iran. Today we have grown into a group that serves the whole of Europe as well as Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Turkey and Iran with very regular, often daily, connections. We only use reliable, specialised partners and agents for this service. Where necessary, we provide interim storage ourselves.
We can rightly call ourselves the number one group shipment forwarder in Belgium for many destinations, but we also deal with part load consignments and full loads. As well as all conventional goods, our regular package of services includes ADR (hazardous materials) and temperature-controlled goods.
As a young, dynamic company where fourteen languages are spoken in the workplace, we prioritise flexibility and service tailored to human needs. We have a single goal: getting your shipment to your customer fast, safely and smoothly.
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Product news

  • Transuniverse also joining forces with EKOL in Hungary

    TUF in the press:
    Transuniverse Forwarding and EKOL are expanding their cooperation. From next week the Turkish group will be acting as agent for the Ghent-based groupage specialist in Hungary as well. To service that country both parties are playing the intermodal card.
    Transuniverse and EKOL are already partners in Turkey and Spain. Hungary is a new addition. To date, Transuniverse has engaged the services of a local haulier, but sees more growth potential with EKOL, says operations manager Kevin Van Ongeval.
    This fits in with the growth strategy of Transuniverse Forwarding, which has recently started to operate in Russia as well.


    The Ghent-based operator provides daily freight options from Belgium to Hungary. Every week around twenty trucks make the journey in that direction, says Van Ongeval. The vast majority of those transport operations involve the transportation of part loads.
    The trucks do not cover the whole distance by road – the trailers are loaded onto a block train in Cologne, bound for Budapest, which shuttles to the Hungarian capital on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
    Transuniverse expects the frequency to increase in the future but with this product, for now, it is primarily focusing on both full loads and groupage consignments that are less transit-time sensitive, and on customers seeking to reduce their carbon footprint.
    EKOL has a warehouse in the immediate vicinity of the railway terminal in Budapest, from where it can arrange the onward distribution of the shipments. ADR goods can also be transported on that route.

    Capacity shortage

    “The option of combining road and rail also offers the possibility of loading the trailers more heavily. The issue of capacity that arises increasingly in servicing Eastern Europe also plays a part,” Van Ongeval adds. “There are fewer trucks available because East European drivers are finding more and more work closer to home.”
    Transuniverse and EKOL are already using Cologne as an intermodal starting point for freight bound for Turkey. EKOL will also be making use of the train on the Zeebrugge-Trieste axis from now on.

    (bron: Flows 30/8/17)

  • Transuniverse Group has a sleek new look

    A new structure demands a new house style. This puts a modern, consistent and immediately recognisable face on everything to do with Transuniverse Group, from the trucks to the website and business cards.

    The new house style is part of Transuniverse’s efforts to profile itself more actively in the market as a company that is not to be overlooked.
    “It makes us more visible and promotes the message that we know who we are and where we are heading”, operations manager Kevin Van Ongeval emphasises. “We are really going for it. This year’s figures are great, for a start.”
    The key colours will still be black, green and white, but the design is sleeker and it will be used more consistently for all our materials. These colours determine the general appearance of the website. They are used on our business cards for the slogan ‘We ship, we handle, we store, we care’.
    Soon they will also be featured on sixty trailers belonging to our subcontractors. Thirty vehicles used nationally will be adapted first. In the second phase, we will adapt the same number of trailers used for international routes. This will give Transuniverse Group even more visibility.

  • New structure strengthens Transuniverse Forwarding for the future

    Transuniverse Forwarding has thoroughly streamlined its internal organisation. “With our new structure, we have a stronger market profile, our operational and commercial powers have increased and we are ready to give our growth strategy a concrete shape”, emphasises the company’s managing director, Frank Adins.

    “Our internal structure developed organically, with separate departments for each country that existed independently of each other. That worked well for a long time, but as the group grew, all those extra levels increasingly got in the way of communication between us, which meant that they obstructed the efficiency of our activities. We needed integration and greater transparency and stability. The islands needed to be merged into one big unit”, Olivia Adins and Miri Nedelcu explain, sketching the reasons for the internal reorganisation.
    They are two of the nine members of the new executive committee that will manage the company from now on, although Frank Adins will continue to play a vital role at the helm. Each of the directors has been entrusted with clearly delineated responsibilities.

    IT and human capital

    The various departments organised by country have disappeared, making way for larger, global departments such as export, import, customs and invoicing.
    “This enables us to control our network better and work faster, with more focus on the customer. It improves the reporting and monitoring of our activities. With heavy investments in the modernisation of our IT network and electronic support, we have also brought our technology right up to date. Our e-tracker, PDAs and the drivers’ tablets are great examples of that”, says Miri Nedelcu, explaining the importance of the changes.
    “We have not lost sight of the human aspect either. That remains the cornerstone of a company like Transuniverse Forwarding’s success”. Olivia Adins adds. “We have a vast amount of passion and expertise in our company. We need to exploit that. To begin with, we want to give our own people more opportunities for growth.”

    Growth strategy

    The result is that Transuniverse Forwarding can enter the competitive fray with new weapons. The company’s gaze is resolutely focused on further growth, both internationally and within Belgium, and on extending the group’s network. Nedelcu is not ruling out takeovers here.
    “We still see a huge amount of potential within Belgium itself. Our first ambitions are here. A local base in Wallonia would be perfect. But we don’t plan to sit still at international level either, as our new service to Russia proves.”


    Transuniverse is not only aiming for further geographic expansion. “We are also playing the multimodal card. That requires a serious change in how we think and act, because road transport is and will remain our core business. But our customers also want greener logistics. That is why we will soon be investing in our own huckepack trailers that we can load onto trains.”
    There are several contracts for countries such as Russia, Greece, Italy and Hungary that Transuniverse Forwarding would never have got if it could not offer multimodality.
    “We can certainly permit ourselves to be less modest”, Frank Adins concludes. “Our strengths are something to boast about. We offer the best of both worlds, between small transporters that soon reach the limits of the service they can provide and big logistics players for whom customers are just a number. With our human contact and customised service, we really make a difference.”

  • 7,400 m² warehouse offers space for new goods flows

    At its headquarters in Wondelgem near Ghent, Transuniverse Group still has space for new activities. It has a 7,400 m² warehouse that is available almost immediately.

    The total storage space available in Wondelgem, where 15,000 trucks come and go each year, is 24,000 m². Almost a third of that space was freed up again recently, which offers immediate opportunities for new activities.
    “It is a multipurpose warehouse that can easily be adapted to the user’s needs, for example by fitting storage racks. We hope to be able to develop activities with added value there. Ideally, we would like to attract a shipper that entrusts us with transportation, because that is still our core business.” Miri Nedelcu explains the preferred customer profile.

    Cross dock
    Transuniverse Group also has a 500 m² ADR (hazardous materials) warehouse and storage and distribution hangars with a total surface area of about 12,000 m² on its 46,000 m² site.
    The heart of the site is the new 5,100 m² cross dock that the group started using in 2014. It serves as a hub for all the goods that flow in and out each day.
    All the warehouses together have a total of 65 dock shelters.


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  • Job offers

    Transuniverse Forwarding / Intercargo Logistics NV is since 1983 specialized in international transport, storage and transshipment through a network of own subsidiaries and extremely reliable agents.

    For our offices in Wondelgem we are currently searching for:

    Fork truck driver / warehouse man
    Transport planner IT

    Interested in one of these opportunities? Please send your curriculum to olivia.adins@transuniverse.be
    or call Olivia Adins on +32 9 253 31 89 for more information