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Europa to buy Belgium’s Continental Cargo Carriers

[ June 2, 2018   //   ]

Europa Worldwide Group has acquired Oostende-based part and full load operator, Continental Cargo Carriers.

Europa’s managing director, Andrew Baxter, said it would strengthen the Dartford-based groupage specialist’s part load service to and from the UK.  He said: “This acquisition is not about Europa expanding outside of the UK market. It is about strengthening our offering to and from the UK.

He said the acquisition will not affect any of Europa’s existing groupage partnerships, including in Belgium where its groupage operation will remain unchanged.

He added: “Our aspiration is for all of CCC’s team to stay in place.”

CCC had a proven track record and a solid customer base, Baxter explained. Its Belgium transport and Czech trucking operations will be more or less unchanged, but the UK operation will be integrated with the Europa operation.

Baxter added that he would like to complete “a couple of acquisitions of this size a year for the next few years – continuing to strengthen our offering across all of our four divisions.”

CCC currently operates 270 trailers, runs a 4000 m2 warehouse and employs over 100 people in Belgium, the UK and the Czech Republic.

Etienne Lefevere of CCC added: “We believe becoming part of Europa Worldwide Group perfectly fits in CCC NV’s strategy to further develop its successful partloads service, implement top notch IT solutions to support further growth and provide the best possible service to our long-standing customer base.”

Left to right: Luc Maene, Leen Lefevere, Etienne Lefevere, Andrew Baxter, Rob Ross


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