Cargo flows, containers and general cargo that reach Europe by maritime logistics mostly arrive via the major European ports Rotterdam and Antwerp. For many customers, these two main ports represent the “Gateway to Europe”.

Shushenskaya logistic Fleet Tank Farm & Shipping Company»has developed huge skills and competence in maritime logistics, customs clearance services and on-transportation by truck, barge, rail, feeder vessel. We handle the warehousing, inventory management, storage(bonded or customs cleared), information management, transportation of these cargo flows to the final destination in the Hinterland.

Our services and competencies in the European Gateway logistics are f.e.:

  • Order processing
  • Warehousing / storage / handling of the cargo
  • Customs coordination / customs clearance
  • Fiscal representation for VAT
  • Release of cargo at container terminals
  • Dispatch of import containers and import cargo
  • On-carriage and distribution services by road, rail, barge and combined traffic modalities
  • Information management and materials flow management
  • Supply Chain control, visibility and reliability
  • Key Performance Indicator management

Fiscal Representation for VAT issues:

The European VAT-system is rather complicated.

As a result of the removal of fiscal borders within the European Union(EU) per 1 January 1993, foreign entrepreneurs more often get into touch with the Dutch and Belgium VAT. The term “foreign entrepreneurs” is understood to mean entrepreneurs who are not domiciled or resident in the Netherlands or Belgium and have no permanent establishment either.

In the Netherlands and Belgium it is possible for a foreign entrepreneur to have himself represented by a tax representative. He acts on behalf of the foreign entrepreneur as regards the declaration and payment of (Dutch or Belgium) VAT and other administrative obligations, such as the so-called listing and declaration for the Central Bureau of Statistics.

Value Added Tax for import

In the Netherlands and Belgium it is possible to shift payment of VAT which is due in case of import to the periodic domestic declaration of the Dutch importer, who has obtained a licence to do so. By appointing a tax representative a foreign entrepreneur can also avail himself of this possibility in the Netherlands and Belgium.

The procedure is as follows: on behalf of the foreign entrepreneur the tax representative performs the periodic domestic declaration of VAT, in which the VAT due upon import is stated. In the same declaration, however, this VAT due is deducted again. Thus nothing is paid on balance. In the normal import declaration VAT must be paid back simultaneously with the import. Only later can this be claimed back from the Tax Department.

The possibility of applying this arrangement entails a major liquidity and financial advantage for the foreign entrepreneur.

There are two forms of fiscal representation:

1. Limited fiscal representation

2. General fiscal representation

VLS-Group will be pleased to assist you with your customs formalities and limited fiscal representation.

Fleet Tank Farm & Shipping Company» has specialized services are concentrated in the area of  import and export, located throughout the world demanded business trade and logistics distribution industry. These services are designed to support and promote the international trade business of crude oil and petroleum / petrochemical products worldwide, in compliance with all rules and formalities required by law.

 They operate mainly function and offering land, air and sea freight services at a very competitive transit time; as well as, buyer, wholesaler, agent or representative of international and domestic companies; always carry out the logistic distribution, trade needs, serving and compliance with supply, process control, maintaining a high level of confidentiality, integrity and responsibility with its clients.

 We focus on all dimensions of the company and individuals inside and outside the country, demanding logistic solutions to manage any type of product should be, is an advanced multi-modal logistics and procurement services company, our official with over 10 years experience in international trade and logistics enterprises; It specializes in providing a complete circuit solutions for Supply Management on the network, air and ocean freight services through our Mac and interest IISP certificates to / from anywhere in the world, special cargo projects and focus on providing the best procurement of services in all areas, both domestic and international.

 With in-depth industry know-how and state-of-the-art system that allows us to provide integrated global, door-to-door forwarding solutions tailored to the specific needs of our customers. Our global presence, either directly or through our worldwide network of business partners, allow us to cover every place where any cargo our customers there to its transit and destination, to ensure any process product testing to our clients require.

 We strive to serve heavy industries, such as energy, oil and gas, mining, construction, automotive and aerospace.

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Train & truck loading

The new facility will further Gazprom Fleet Tank Farm & Shipping Company ambition to cover all modes of transport and is a response to growing customer demand for rail transport.

It will be used initially to load and unload block trains with biodiesel to and from Germany, Austria and Italy. Driven by growing customer demand for rail transport, throughput is expected to rise quickly, from around two trains a week at the start to one train a day.

The facility can also be modified in future to handle other oil products such as aviation fuels, gasoline, diesel and edible oils. In the medium term, throughput could increase to two trains a day. 

Ship/ship discharge

Starting in March 2010 the sea jetty falls under the Petroleum regime. At our 420 meter long sea jetty, two sea going ships, of up to 100,000 ton DWT, can be processed simultaneously, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A 300 meter long and 70 meter wide area will fall under the petroleum regime.

We offer the jetty for ship to ship discharge for the following products:

  • Mineral Products classes 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Liquids who belong to the ADNR classes 3, 6.1, 8 and 9
  • Edible oils and fats
  • Not under ADNR classified liquids

The discharge needs to be done using certified hoses that are suitable for the products that are being discharged. The ship/agent will be responsible for supplying the hoses and for the connecting and disconnecting of the hoses.

The VOTOB jetty condities apply.

Value Added Logistics

“Gazprom Fleet Tank Farm & Shipping Company” is the market leader in Value Added Logistics for Classified and Non Classified products in Western Europe.  “Gazprom Fleet Tank Farm & Shipping Company” operates 23 high performing filling lines in  Antwerp, Ghent and Rotterdam. With these sophisticated filling lines the company can fill drums, IBC’s and smaller packages as from 1 Liter.

«Shushenskaya logistic Fleet Tank Farm & Shipping Company»  offers various value added logistic services at our locations:

  •  Small bottles (1-5 Liter) filling
  •  200 Liter drum / 60 Liter drum filling
  •  1.000 Liter IBC filling
  • bagging operations
  • mobile drumming services
  • processing, blending and toll manufacturing

The wide range of tailor-made solutions do include:

  •  filling liquid into pail, drum & IBC
  •  packed liquid to bulk liquid
  •  bulk liquid to bulk liquid(road tankers vs. Rail tankcars vs. ISO tankcontainers
  •  filling dry bulk into bags and bigbags
  •  bag to dry bulk
  •  blending liquids
  •  mixing liquids
  •  processing liquids
  •  tolling liquids
  •  repacking dry chemicals
  •  repacking liquids
  •  mobile drumming services(filling into pail, drum and IBC) at customer locations


Within the transportation of the products we offer the following cargo insurance policies:

  • Railway transportation cargo insurance;
  • Road transportation cargo insurance;
  • Marine transportation cargo insurance.


Importers and exporters are exposed to countless financial risks when they do not insure their international shipments. Sometimes recovering losses from carriers is difficult and time consuming. The best way to protect your financial interest is with All risks insurance coverage. All Risks insurance relieves of financial exposure from physical loss or damage to goods while in transit, since carriers have limited liability. Insure your goods and avoid the uncertainty of loss recovery from carriers


The Hague Rules and COGSA (Carriage of Goods by Sea Act) was developed to protect vessel owners against legal liability to shippers for circumstances out of owners control. COGSA limits vessel owners liabilities to USD 500 per shipping unit. It also relieves all their liability to shippers in 17 situations known as the Hague/COGSA Defenses. This means shippers have no legal recourse against vessel owners when their goods are lost or damaged by these 17 causes.


All Risks insurance protects the shipper against physical loss or damage to their cargo from external causes, subject to policy terms and conditions. It is not necessary to prove the carriers liability.

Seeds Logistics

Seeds Logistics – – Crop Protection Logistics

Shushenskaya logistic Fleet Tank Farm & Shipping Company has developed  huge skills and competence in international seeds logistics and agro chemical logistics.  Shushenskaya logistic Fleet Tank Farm & Shipping Company manages complete seeds supply chains from origin to destination, taking following key important requirements into consideration:

 Logistics concept design

• Transport route evaluation & definition (preferred, backup routes, fast lanes)

• International and regional transport hubs

• Ports and terminals

• Partner selection or contract partner integration

Supply Chain administration

• Documentation flow (full chain)

• Administration of customs arrangements (export, transit, import, bonded storage)

• Administration of phytosanitary & quarantine arrangements

• Coordination of import and transit permits

Flow management

• Order administration

• Transport bookings

• Port forwarding (agency network)

Logistics execution

•  Shushenskaya logistic Fleet Tank Farm & Shipping Company warehouses and cross docking facilities

•  Shushenskaya logistic Fleet Tank Farm & Shipping Companyroad haulage solutions

•  Shushenskaya logistic Fleet Tank Farm & Shipping Company overseas & multimodal transport solutions

•  Shushenskaya logistic Fleet Tank Farm & Shipping Company intermodal railway logistics

 Meanwhile  Shushenskaya logistic Fleet Tank Farm & Shipping Company handles the seeds flows as well as the agro chemical flows of some of the major players in the international seeds business on a multimodal basis. Full logistic services are organized between the production continents and the consignees, distributors and seeds planters in emerging markets s.a. Russia, Ukraine, Turkey Brazil etc.

DGLA International Network

 Shushenskaya logistic Fleet Tank Farm & Shipping Company Terminals is a member of the DGLA (Dangerous Goods Logistics Alliance) international network.

DGLA is a global network alliance that is dedicated to dangerous goods cargo logistics. The involved audit assessments ensure that only companies with a sophisticated setup, trained employees and potentially related assets do have the possibility to join this network. Based on the current members and the setup, it is a kind of elite of chemical logistics specialists” with a special focus on international transport solutions.

The Dangerous Goods Logistics Alliance requires the highest standards in all aspects of business and sets strict criteria regarding financial security, professionalism, quality, and experience. The DGLA members are required to adhere to a strict Code of Business ethics which require high operational standards and conduct to their customers within the industry.

All members within the DGLA have dedicated, certified, and Dangerous Goods educated employees fully conversant in the special handling of DGR movements. These dedicated staff provide professional and secure service for all type classes of hazardous materials in todays environment.

Services include UN approved or certified packaging and repackaging, 24/7 on call availability, secure premises, and total compliance with local and international DGR required movement and storage regulations. In addition, several partners provide special facilities for the transport of hazardous biological substances and bio-chemicals.

In fact, our DGLA partners can provide services for any DG Items deemed to be of grave significant risk to health, safety, property, or the environment.

The members have special knowledge and experienced relationships within the transport industry ensuring a reliable and trouble free service in guaranteeing time-definite procedures.

In most countries the members arrange priority freight service with adjacent document cut-off times with the carriers in which to provide extended booking windows with a solid carrier-recovery commitment in controlled environments.

The DGLA members can provide a full range of services including dedicated resources, whether for air or for ocean movement, expert industry-compliant packing, and all temperature-controlled environments to meet passive temperature needs. Other services such as environmentally controlled containers with active shipment monitoring are readily available throughout the alliance network.

Whether door-to-door, next-flight-out, part, full charter, or ocean IMDG Code movements, a Dangerous Goods Logistics Alliance member can assist you.

World-wide agency network

Based on the DGLA network, supported by an already long existing world-wide network of reliable agents,

 Gazprom Fleet Tank Farm & Shipping Company Terminals is able to offer its customers a true global logistic network with great expertise and reliability.

Optimal services

 Shushenskaya logistic Fleet Tank Farm & Shipping Company terminals Logistic Services has extensive knowledge and experience in warehousing, value added logistics, distribution and customer specific solutions such as Home Delivery & Installation and Supply Chain Management. We offer our customers an optimal service. We do this by fast and adequate response to customer questions. Core activity of  Shushenskaya logistic Fleet Tank Farm & Shipping Company terminals Logistics Services is offering a wide range of services where we focus on the specific needs and requirements of customers.Vos Logistics has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of integrated logistics solutions including dedicated and shared warehousing, value added logistics (eg, repacking, labeling, assembly, repair and building displays), freight forwarding, air and sea freight, cross docking and distribution. Through these activities we are able to add value to the logistics process so our customers can focus on their core activities.

All our processes are fully automated with professional systems. In addition, Vos Logistics has the disposal over the certificates that you would expect from a specialist such as AEO, BREEAM, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000 and GMP+.

Shushenskaya logistic Fleet Tank Farm & Shipping Company terminals Logistics has years of experience in providing efficient logistics solutions in various sectors like FMCG, Healthcare & Pharmaceutical, apparel (clothing), packed chemicals, electronics, food & beverage, personal care, packaging, construction, paper, and automotive. For all services we specialize in total concepts. We provide each customer an adequate and efficient logistics solution that will fully meet its own specific requirements. We ensure the security and reliability of the delivery of your product