Logistics operator, Europa Worldwide Group, has launched a new daily freight service from Northern Ireland to continental Europe in response to growing market demand. Europa Road, the European road freight division of The Europa Worldwide Group reports that it has opened a new office located in Belfast to provide for this new service.
The new Belfast branch and will be headed by Branch Manager Dan Rodgers with a small team of four. The new service will support the success of the import and export market for goods across Northern Ireland. The venture, created for exporters and importers, will provide for the first-time daily fixed round trip linehaul services from Northern Ireland to the rest of Europe via Europa’s 1hub facility in Dartford in England.
This is an exciting development for Europa Road and I’m thrilled that we’re growing into Northern Ireland, to support local manufacturers. There is currently a lack of quality daily outbound connectivity from Northern Ireland into mainland Europe.
It’s a massive opportunity for customers to access a service that enables shipments to collect today, ship that evening and arrive into Dartford 1hub the next working day for onward connection to Europe on one of our 30 daily departures.
– Dionne Redpath, Sales Director, Europe Worldwide
This is a bold development at a time when there is enormous speculation about exporting and imports between the UK and continental Europe as the wrangling of the Brexit negotiations continue and there is still a huge amount of uncertainty about how the movement of goods will work.
And at the centre of that discussion, or at least a very significant aspect for discussion, lies with how Northern Ireland will fit into the new arrangements. That said, goods won’t stop moving across borders and it looks like Europe Worldwide will be in a strong position to take pole position when the new arrangements do eventually emerge.