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Back to the Baltics

[ June 28, 2016   //   ]

Eurogate Logistics has reintroduced weekly groupage services between the UK and the Baltic states in each direction. It links Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia with Eurogate’s UK sites in Glasgow, Bradford, Hinckley and Thurrock, in tandem with the company’s existing full-load and part-load provision.

Eurogate’s operations director James Moody (pictured) said the initial response  had exceeded expectations.

“We’ve operated in the Baltic States for more than 25 years but in 2008 we took the decision to stop running our own scheduled services after the region was particularly hard-hit by the recession,” he explained. “However, with the region’s economy gaining strength and demand rising, we felt it was time to reintroduce them and we’ve been proved right – the reaction in the first month has been overwhelmingly positive.”

Depot-to-depot transit times are three to four days and onward distribution and collection throughout Russia and CIS can also be arranged.

Mr Moody added: “The Baltics are important destinations in their own right, but their proximity to Russia and CIS – including cities such as St Petersburg, Moscow and Minsk – makes the new routes additionally attractive to exporters and importers.”

Eurogate recently expanded its Polish groupage services beyond Warsaw with direct routes to the cities of Gdansk, Poznan and Rzeszow.