Carlo Turner, Non Network and Continent Director

Netherlands investment for leading logistics operator

An innovative road freight operator Europa Road is driving into the Netherlands having selected the country as a key logistics hotspot.

Europa Road expansion

Europa is the largest and most successful groupage operator in the UK and has now set up its own groupage operation in Rotterdam, Europa Road after 12 months planning.  Europa Road BV opened on 1 February initially with a team of 10, based at Marten Meesweg.

The Netherlands team is being led by Guy Dunmow and Dirk Van Thillo who together have over 60 years’ experience in the industry.

The Europa Road Division 

Europa Road is part of ambitious independent operator Europa Worldwide Group with headquarters in the UK.  Europa Road provides market leading European road freight services, and the firm already has an established presence in Belgium with Europa Road BV.   Europa is bringing its specialist services closer to Netherlands businesses, who are looking for flexible and frictionless logistics options for goods between NL and the UK.

Europa Worldwide Group 

With over 1,300 staff, a turnover of 373m euros and a presence in more than 160 countries worldwide, Europa’s road freight division has expanded from being one of the first to establish express services into mainland Europe, to being a leader in groupage, part-load and full-load transport between the UK and EU optimising the flow of goods between Europe and the UK post-Brexit.

Europa Road’s Delivery Duty (DDP) Product 

Europa Road has unparalleled customs expertise and a unique delivery duty paid (DDP) product, which it launched following 5.8m euros investment at the start of 2021, in response to the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU).  This market-leading DDP product is a specialist solution to ensure the frictionless delivery of goods to the UK as they did before Brexit.

Europa offers many choices for road freight, with Groupage, Part Load and Full Load services that optimise the flow of goods between the Netherlands, and the UK.

Unlike traditional DAP shipping, this DDP product manages customs formalities without the need to engage the buyer, so goods are not delayed by additional paperwork, and customers not faced with unexpected additional fees.

Carlo Turner, Non-Network and Continent Director commented

“We’re delighted to be opening a new site to support local businesses.  The Netherlands is a key location for logistics, widely reported as being the second largest import destination and second largest exporter, so this is the perfect location for our proven transport solution.

“We already operate 400 trailers purely on Benelux-UK business, performing over 22,000 crossing per year, so we are optimally placed to service the movement of goods between the Netherlands and the UK.

Andrew Baxter Chief Executive of Europa added

“This is a significant investment for Europa as we launch our second continental European team.  With local expert customs professionals in the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK, coupled with a strong team of dedicated local account managers and proven the systems, we are expertly positioned for customers looking to export from the Netherlands to the UK.”

Regularly ranking as a leading destination for logistics in Europe, in the World Bank Logistics Performance Index, the Netherlands has very efficient seaports as well as an excellent logistics infrastructure.

Europa Overview

Europa Worldwide Group has three divisions – Road, Air & Sea, and Warehouse – and an ever-expanding global footprint. In the Europa Road now has 18 local sales branches in the UK and Ireland, whilst internationally the Group has expanded into the Middle East and Asia, with new sites in Hong Kong, China and the UAE.

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