The passion for transport can be felt immediately when you arrive at Mulder Group's new premises, which have just opened on Urk. At the dock, you can notice that the Broshuis container chassis is an important part of their fleet.
The company, founded in 1880, is a household name in the fishing village. Under the name de Vries, and later Mulder, the company has grown strongly over the years, with a milestone in 2021 being its own warehouse (Mulder Warehouse) and training centre (Mulder Training). Together with the transporting activities, the Mulder Group is complete.
Within Mulder Transport, sea container transport is one of the most important activities. For the transport of these sea containers, Mulder uses the well-known Broshuis container chassis. "Since childhood, we have had Broshuis container chassis" says Jan Mulder (Owner). "I know nothing better than that these trailers are very stable and strong, and that my father was always very satisfied with Broshuis, just like me. Any type of container can be loaded and that is very important for us in this division. It makes work and planning a lot easier. In addition, the contact and service from Broshuis are really good."
Today we join Jaap Romkes and Riekelt Brands who are going on the road with one of the Broshuis. They give us insight into why everyone at Mulder likes to drive with the MFCC HD.
We start the day by collecting a loaded sea container from the Container Terminal in Lelystad. The first thing Jaap does is extend the trailer so that it is long enough for a 40FT container. Thanks to our easy select system, Jaap can easily set the chassis to the right container size. He then moves the truck backwards and forwards and the chassis is ready to be loaded.
"For us as drivers, this system is a real advantage," says Jaap. "We no longer have to carry out heavy manoeuvres and our work becomes a lot safer. But especially when it is raining and windy, this is a brilliant invention," continues Jaap with a wink.
Once the chassis has been slid into position, the reach truck driver carefully places the 40FT container on the chassis. After this, the container can be fixed and the journey to Urk can start.
After arrival at Urk, Jaap gives all the papers to the regular driver of this combination, Riekelt Brands. He places the container in front of the dock, and the container is unloaded on the "dry" side of the new warehouse.
After unloading Riekelt drives to Emmeloord to pick up a new load, and returning the container to the terminal.