Europa Road, a dedicated division of the ambitious independent logistics provider, Europa Worldwide Group, has been appointed as the sole UK representative of the prestigious CargoLine network.

CargoLine offers standardised and systemised groupage transportation, as well as distribution, procurement and contract logistics. The network is made up of more than 80 partners, spanning 43 countries, extending to the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the European home territories. In addition to its 1,583 direct lines in Germany and across Europe, CargoLine has three hubs in Germany, a central hub close to Fulda in central Germany, as well as a southern and northern hub.

This latest development in Europa’s rapidly expanding growth plan, which is seeing the business run at 30 per cent volume growth across the business, will compliment Europa’s existing partner network on the continent.

In addition to its current operation, Europa will operate a daily connection, five times per week, to and from the central CargoLine hub. It will also receive CargoLine’s consignments to distribute in the UK, and act as a gateway for export consignments into the hub, either for Germany, or further afield.

Operations Director at Europa, Dan Cook, said: “This is a really exciting development. CargoLine is a hugely respected and credible independent network, and includes some heavyweight organisations through Europe. Our participation is a reflection of the standing Europa has on the European stage.”

“As a long-standing groupage partner of some of CargoLine’s member companies, Europa has made a name for itself as a strong and reliable partner that has a promising future. We are pleased to turn these bilateral business relationships into a CargoLine-wide one and make Europa our sole representative in the UK. This is a partnership both Europa and CargoLine will hugely benefit from,” said Bernd Höppner, Managing Director at CargoLine.

The relationship with CargoLine will further strengthen the reliability of Europa’s general groupage product and enable the business to offer enhanced product ranges within a standardised framework, such as time specific deliveries (pre 08:00 and pre 10:00, or evening deliveries), unpacking and packaging removal, express options, and much more.

Europa’s turnover pushed through the £100 million mark at the end of 2016 and the business’ goal is to reach £200m by the end of 2018. It currently operates 36 road routes across Europe, 21 of which run daily. Europa’s ambition is to become market leader between the UK and the continent by 2018. As well as its specialist European road freight solutions, Europa also provides dedicated air, sea, warehouse and showfreight services.