ROOSENDAAL – Today, the 26th of August, Jan de Rijk Logistics transports a very special shipment; namely a 66 million year old skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. KLM has asked Jan de Rijk Logistics to move the dinosaur from Schiphol airport to the city of Leiden. “This kind of questions we do not get every day. We are very proud to be part of this great event,” says Tim Roos, Manager Aerospace & Special Projects of Jan de Rijk Logistics.
Employees of the Naturalis Museum in Leiden were surprised when they discovered an almost intact Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton in the United States in 2013. Through crowd funding Naturalis succeeded to bring the dinosaur to the Netherlands. The skeleton, also affectionately called “Trix”, is one of the three most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeletons in the world. Moreover Trix is the only skeleton that will be displayed outside the US.
On the 23th of August KLM flew the skeleton from Chicago to the Netherlands. On August the 26th, the dinosaur is being transported by Jan de Rijk Logistics from Schiphol to Leiden. Guided by police escort this special convoy will depart to Leiden where they will be welcomed by a huge crowd.
Tim Roos says: “We are proud to be part of this literally historic event. In our daily work we provide advanced logistics solutions for clients from around the world. We are honored that we specifically have been asked by KLM to carry out this very special transport.”
Jan de Rijk Logistics, located in the Netherlands, is a leading European transport and logistics service provider, operating with a large, modern and diverse fleet of 1,000 vehicles throughout Europe. The company also provides warehouse services and retail distribution.Jan de Rijk Logistics has 27 offices in 13 countries and more than 1,300 employees in Europe.
The exhibition runs from September 10th 2016 to June 2017 at Naturalis in Leiden.
Bron: Jan de Rijk Logistics