FAQ

In which countries does Gesink operate?

Gesink operates exclusively with a private fleet in the Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland.

For other destinations, we work exclusively with permanent partners so our customers receive a complete transport package with us.

When and how often are shipments transferred?

Partial batches are transferred once and this takes place at our cross dock warehouse.

Do the drivers speak Dutch, German and/or English?

All of our drivers speak Dutch, German and/or English.

What information should I provide for the registration of a shipment?

Before we can make you an offer, we need the following information:

  • Loading address with loading date.
  • Unloading address with delivery date.
  • Goods (dimensions LxWxH in metres).
  • The transport unit (euro pallet, block pallets or disposable pallet).
  • Shipment weight (estimated).
  • Some charge gauges and/or the number of pallets.
  • Information about dangerous goods; the UN number and the corresponding risk category.
  • Any loading and unloading times for customers.
  • Is the shipment of extended length?
  • Is it an express shipment?
  • What is the situation at the delivery location? Is a load-release valve necessary or a truck mounted forklift?

Which email address do I use if I have questions about planning or wish to place an order?

The email address is: planning@gesink.nl

What is the maximum weight of a loading metre?

Maximum allowed on a loading metre 1,750 kg.

This calculation is derived from the maximum permissible weight of a truck.

Need more information? Call us or use the chat.

What is the charge weight of a euro pallet (80 x 120 cm)?

700 kg

We calculate everything in loading metres or weight ratios.

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What is the charge weight of a block-pallet (100 x 120 cm)?

875 kg

We calculate everything in loading metres or weight ratios.

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Can you run a truck using the house style features of my business?

Yes, you can. We call this dedicated transport. If you want, we will make a customised logistics concept for you that exudes the atmosphere you have in mind. We drive our trucks using your company colours with your logo. With dedicated transport it’s usually the case that our drivers feel like a Gesink employee, as well as an employee for you.

What is the handling fee?

For some customers, we provide the handling of their products. This means that our permanent warehouse employee enters the orders upon arrival. Once these orders go to the end customer, he flushes the order. In short, customers pay a rate that is composed of entry costs, storage and removal costs. Those costs we call the handling costs.

What is the diesel surcharge?

The cost of transport is determined largely by the price of diesel. To absorb fluctuations in fuel prices, we calculate the price of fuel using our transportation tariffs.

So a price increase of diesel fuel results in a higher cost and a decrease results in a reduction thereof. We determine the base price level, which is listed in our Conditions.

How long is loading and unloading?

We cannot give an exact answer to this question. That’s because the size, weight and the shape of the product, influence the loading and unloading times. We can provide a list of maximum loading and unloading times.

  • Up to 1.5 loading metres maximum 15 minutes
  • from 1.5 to 5.0 loading metres maximum 30 minutes
  • from 5.0 to 8.5 loading metres maximum 45 minutes
  • from 8.5 to 13.60 loading metres maximum 60 minutes

How do I calculate loading metres?

The number of loading metres of the product that you want to transport, can be worked out by calculating the floor space that occupies the product.

When you multiply the length of the floor surface with the width and divide by 2.40 metres (the width of a truck), you know the number of loading metres. Does this sound complicated? We’ll give an example.

Example

You have a large shipment of size: L = 2.4 metres x W = 1.6 metres.

In this example, the calculation; 2.4 x 1.6 / 2.4 (W v / d trailer) = 1.6 loading metres.

If you are unsure about appropriate loading metres? We will calculate the loading metres you need. Call us or use the chat.