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Davies Turner offers daily Dutch service

[ May 26, 2020   //   ]

Davies Turner has signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with the Dutch subsidiary of the Mainfreight Group. From 1 June, daily overland trailer services will operate between Mainfreight’s hub in ’s-Heerenberg on the Dutch-German border and Davies Turner’s regional distribution hubs at Dartford and Coleshill, offering groupage, along with collection and next day delivery system throughout both countries.

The UK forwarder says the alliance is a sign of its commitment to the so-called ‘short haul’ markets of the Netherlands, Belgium and France, where competition is fierce and many freight forwarders no longer provide a full service network. Both companies are also members of System Alliance Europe

Davies Turner already has a successful working relationship with New Zealand-headquartered Mainfreight in Belgium and France.

Mainfreight has more than 110,000 sq m (1.2 million sq ft) of warehousing for cross-dock operations and long term storage at its Netherlands base.

Davies Turner chairman Philip Stephenson said that whilst the European road freight market has naturally been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, there is still significant volumes of freight moving.

He added: “We are delighted to be announcing this partnership with a carefully selected, regionally strong, independent and like-minded partner, with which we are already cooperating in other markets. This gives us confidence that as European economies and businesses start the recovery process, in the medium and long term future there will be further opportunities on this particular trade lane.”