Friday, April 30, 2010

Davies Turner Expands German Road Haulage Operation

New Agreement with Deutsche Transport Signed
Shipping News Feature

UK / GERMANY – Freight forwarder and road transport provider Davis Turner is to expand on its current routes into Germany and central Europe with a new twice-weekly trailer groupage service to Bavaria.

The company has recently signed a cooperation agreement with Bavarian freight forwarder, Deutsche Transport Company and now runs direct two-way services connecting its main hubs in the UK with the latter’s headquarters in Nuremberg.

The agreement aims to exploit the strengths both companies have in their shared common network of partners in Central and Eastern Europe, and to allow both to continue to expand their respective networks to the benefit of both parties.

Philip Stephenson, chairman of Davies Turner said: “This is a further useful expansion of Davies Turner’s European trailer services network. Germany continues to be one of our main trade lanes in Europe. Volumes have continued to grow, and these additional departures mark another step forward in our coverage of the country and of the continent. Our strategy remains to stay ahead of our competitors in this competitive market by enhancing our service levels, frequency and delivery times.

“This hub to hub trailer service follows the same pattern as we established last year with the development of daily services between the UK and near European countries such as France and Benelux as well as Germany, by connecting our five main UK depots in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Dartford to the main gateway cities in the countries concerned.

“Our new link builds on existing strengths and follows an established pattern. The 48-hour transit times compete directly with the Courier and Express networks but at more cost-effective rates.”

The cooperation deal is the latest by Davis Turner, who in January signed an agreement with Hellmann Worldwide to improve on service offerings and door-to-door deliveries to Poland.