De Keyser Expeditions N.V. (DKE) was created in 1948 as a subsidiary of De Keyser Thornton nv. In 2008, DKE took over the activities and staff of another old and renowned Antwerp forwarder, SBTC-Sotramar. On this occasion, the company was renamed to “Sotramar & De Keyser nv” (short: SDK). The combination of the two well reputed companies has resulted in a strong company with some 30 experienced forwarders that together cover the whole range of logistic services.
No matter what the size, the type, the origin or the destination of the cargo, SDK provides a wide range of comprehensive services such as
Transportation by sea of general cargo, bulk cargo, FCL and consolidation containers
Transportation by rail, road or inland waterways
Custom clearance: SDK is a licensed customs broker who can act as fiscal representative
Port handling such as loading/discharging of trucks & wagons, stuffing & stripping of containers, etc.
Specialised (bonded) warehouse facilities for storage and/or physical distribution of all kinds of cargoes inside and outside the port area
Regulation and handling of hazardous cargoes
Handling of project cargoes, both inbound and outbound
Our well-trained and experienced staff has at its disposal a state of the art computersystem, which is continuously upgraded and adapted to market requirements. We are fully geared to handle your business quickly, accurately and efficiently, at very competitive rates.
SDK is a member of L.I.N.K. Global, an international network of forwarders who together handle millions of tons of cargo, transported over sea, in the air and via road. The network was officially founded in 1994, and became a globally acknowledged and recognized organization throughout the years.
L.I.N.K. Global partners currently work in 239 offices, located in 62 countries worldwide, offering their customers global advantage as well as a local, personal touch. All L.I.N.K. Global partners share a passion for transport, know-how about their industry and in-depth knowledge of customs matters, legislation and global transportation developments.
SDK succesfully completed an extensive audit by the customs authorities, and is an AEO-certified company since January 1st, 2014 .