Europa Air & Sea reaches new heights

21 March, 24

Europa Air & Sea has invested in two new leadership roles as it expands its services for businesses based in the UK.

Europa Air & Sea is part of Europa Worldwide Group, an ambitious independent UK-headquartered logistics provider, that is setting the pace in the market and supporting customers at a time of rapid change.

With over 100 staff globally, and offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Dubai, Shenzhen and Delhi, two new leaders are helping establish Europa Air & Sea as one of the fastest growing air and sea freight providers.

After investing in its UK operation last year with the appointment of its first General Manager for the UK & Ireland, Miles O’Donnell, Europa Air & Sea continues to progress. Miles comments: “Globally there are numerous issues impacting our industry, from the hostilities in the Red Sea, inflation costs and the lasting impact of the conflict in the Ukraine. In the face of these external pressures, it is vital to have the right infrastructure and team. We’re optimistic about the times ahead as we strengthen our team and restructure to ensure we are offering the very best service to our valued customers.”

The most recent development includes the appointment of Vicky Armitage who, with more than 13 years’ experience in the industry, is well-positioned to take the company’s sea freight services and customer experience to the next level. With the ongoing situation in the Red Sea, this has never been more important. Vicky joins as Sea Freight Operations Manager, for the UK & Ireland, and will be based in Birmingham.

Vicky comments: “I’m excited to have joined Europa Air & Sea – a division that has experienced such impressive growth, innovation, and investment over the past few years.

“I have worked within the industry for over a decade now, starting at a junior level and working my way up, so Europa really felt like the perfect next step for me. I’ve watched the company’s growth from afar over the past 10 years, so when the opportunity came up, I just had to take it. Being part of a highly ambitious, well-known logistics specialist is a real honour. This is a real time of development for the Europa Air & Sea division, and I am pleased to be a part of this next chapter.”

Kevin Perry has been with Europa for 18 years and has now expanded his portfolio becoming Air Freight Operations Manager, for the UK & Ireland, based in Heathrow. With extensive Europa experience, Kevin is an invaluable asset to the air & sea division and is now perfectly positioned to lead the company’s dedicated, knowledgeable, and experienced air freight operational teams to ensure that British businesses benefit from the highest quality services at competitive prices.

Kevin added: “I started with Europa Air & Sea at the age of 16 as an Export Junior and since then, the company has supported me through the ranks. I am a proud part of Europa and have witnessed the development and investment the company makes into each of its employees, creating a knowledgeable and driven workforce.

“We have a really strong team; we’re focused and united – qualities which are nurtured by the wider business – so I really look forward to our next chapter of innovation.”

The global air & sea freight industry continues to face unpredictable challenges but with a strengthened leadership team, Europa Air & Sea plans to prosper. As post-pandemic strategies come to fruition four years on, the air freight industry in particular predicts a transformative year ahead.

As well as a growing global footprint, over the past two years, the company has embedded at least one Air & Sea business development manager at every local site throughout the UK and Ireland. This has brought specialist air and sea freight expertise closer to customers, ensuring they receive a dedicated, knowledgeable and efficient service.

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