British businesses benefiting from a return to pre-Brexit transit times

31 January, 24
On the fourth anniversary of Britain’s departure from the European Union (31st January), road freight operator Europa Road has successfully returned to offering guaranteed pre-Brexit delivery times across Europe.

On the fourth anniversary of Britain’s departure from the European Union (31st January), road freight operator Europa Road has successfully returned to offering guaranteed pre-Brexit delivery times across Europe.

Europa Road, the European road freight division of pioneering independent operator Europa Worldwide Group, recently welcomed MP Gareth Johnson to its multimillion pound European groupage hub and headquarters in his constituency of Dartford, to hear about Europa’s proactive work for British businesses that trade with the EU.

Strategically located close to the Dartford Crossing, the hub has seen a 15 per cent increase year on year in the volume of European road freight, and a record 40,000 consignments per month pass through the terminal.

Europa Road has a network of sales branches across the UK and Ireland to manage the shipments of goods into Dartford from domestic depots, from where freight connects with daily, direct services to a partner network of 42 continental hubs.

Europa is so confident in its ability to offer speedy delivery to UK and Irish exporters, it also introduced a ‘no quibble’ Money Back Guarantee. Europa is the only operator offering a delivery time guarantee, which is available on all its UK and Ireland exports to Europe.

Europa’s success is largely down to its investment in Europa Flow – a pioneering DDP product which the company was first to market with and which offered businesses a customs solution to post Brexit transit delays.

Europa Flow was created following a £5m investment in technology and infrastructure. Since the launch of the pioneering service, the company has delivered 300,000 consignments, with 50 per cent of all UK groupage exports now using DDP.

The Office for National Statistics latest “month trade in goods” reported that total exports of goods decreased by £0.6 billion (2.0 per cent) in November 2023, because of fall in exports to non-EU countries, while exports to the EU increased by £0.2 billion (1.2 per cent, while exports to the EU were £0.1 billion lower than exports to non-EU countries.

Adrian Redmile, Branch and Sales Director at Europa Worldwide Group, comments “We’re known for being innovative and we’re delighted to have returned to offering pre-Brexit delivery times in support of exporters, who have been struggling to grapple with delays on time-critical consignments over the past few years.

“We’re only able to provide these much-reduced shipment times because of our investment in both Europa Flow and our operations, as well as using the best network in Europe. This combination means we have the volume of consignments needed to offer daily departures to most European countries.”

Europa is currently running transit times to Hungary in 4.1 days, Italy in 3.9 days, Denmark in 3.5 days and Germany in 3.1 days. Its no quibble Money Back Guarantee is available on all European freight options – groupage, part and full loads, and dedicated vans.

Adrian added “From the outset we work to find innovative and pioneering solutions, which solve customer challenges. Since we launched the Money Back Guarantee we have almost doubled the number of customers using this premium service who can’t afford to gamble with late deliveries.”

MP Gareth Johnson commented “I visited the site nine years ago for groundbreaking and it was good to go back and see how the company has boomed. It is very efficiently and professionally run, and it was interesting talking to the staff and see the pride they have in the company and how they enjoy sharing in the achievements of this organisation.”

Europa Worldwide Group is an ambitious independent logistics operator with three divisions, Europa Road, Europa Air & Sea, and Europa Warehouse, and has been featured in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 for three years. The group employs over 1,400 people with 29 international sites in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Europe, Hong Kong, China, India and the UAE

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