Monday, January 26, 2015

Freight Forwarding Groups Collaborate on New Time Sensitive Daily Trailer Groupage Service

Gateway from UK to Netherlands Opens Up Markets in the Hinterland
Shipping News Feature

UK – NETHERLANDS – One of the UK’s leading independent freight forwarding groups is extending its road trailer services into Europe with the inception of daily groupage movements to and from the Netherlands. Trucks will depart Davies Turner's Dartford depot at 14:00 hours each weekday enabling British exporters to anticipate next day deliveries on the Continent.

The service is a collaboration with Davies Turner's long-time partner, Raben and, according to Chairman Philip Stephenson could not have come at a better time for exporters and importers. He commented:

“We already collaborate with the Raben Group in Germany and Poland and have decided to extend our co-operation with the company as our partner in the Netherlands where it still has its original H.Q. The advantageous later departure of our new service from Dartford will still include distribution from our partner's main depot throughout Holland the next day. This is perfect for our customers who wish to deliver to this vibrant freight market which is also the gateway to North-West Europe and beyond.

"There is also the opportunity to pick up three daily feeders to Moenchengladbach, which is just 1.5 hours away. Working directly with Raben in the Netherlands means that we will have a daily two-way service, with full tracking information. Quality and visibility, at competitive costs, is essential for clients wishing to access the Netherlands efficiently and in a timely manner."

Raben will operate the line-haul with trailers based at its depot in Oss, the Netherlands. Dutch distribution is split into ten zones with a fixed, daily import departure and with an arrival time to connect with daytime feeders.