HES Beheer, formed in 1908, is a holding company for providers of logistical services in ports. The core activity is stevedoring, involving the loading and unloading of dry and liquid bulk products into and from seagoing vessels, coasters, lighters, trains and trucks and large-scale open-air and covered storage. Most of these bulk products are destined for industrial end-users, mainly as raw materials for the energy market, the steel and aluminium industry and the food industry. The HES group companies handle 60-70 million tonnes of products a year. The company's activities are concentrated mainly in the Netherlands. The group is also active in the UK. One of the associates has establishments in 11 different countries, including France, Belgium and Poland. The core activities of this company are stevedoring and inland shipping.
The HES companies use high-capacity equipment to ensure fast loading, unloading and processing, and have extensive storage facilities. All the Dutch companies are located on deep channels (up to 23 meters) and have direct access to the principal European waterways and the European rail network. They are among the largest of their kind in the world.
HES Beheer is an independent two-tier company. Shares in HES Beheer have been traded on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange since 28 January 1982.