Will an internal overnight rental levy be imposed or not?
On this page, during the internal overnight rental period, we confirm whether the levy will be imposed for that night or not.
Demand for trolleys has returned to normal. Starting Friday, 15 May 2020, you will be informed in the usual way once again, by text message or email, whether or not night rentals are available.
The night of Monday, June 1 on Tuesday, June 2 2020 you WILL NOT be charged for Internal overnight rental.
Internal overnight rental levy
The decision to impose the internal overnight rental levy always applies to all of our locations. This means that you may be required to release trolleys at your location even though it appears that there are enough trolleys available there.
Not all of the trolleys standing in the auction are available. We have to keep thousands of empty trolleys available every day to facilitate the distribution process of Royal FloraHolland the next day. So there may appear to be an excess, but not every visible trolley is freely available. It is also possible that there is a shortage at one location but not at another. It is not possible to impose the Internal overnight rental scheme at just one location.
Once we impose the levy, trolleys are really needed that would otherwise be unavailable in the chain. It can happen that more trolleys become available than the minimum required, so some are left standing.
In Aalsmeer around 15,000 trolleys are required for the daily logistics process. The flower distribution area can house a total of 8,000 trolleys. Once it is full, it appears to be an enormous number of trolleys, but there are not enough for the daily logistics process.
Free messaging service
You can receive information free from the Internal overnight rental messaging service.