From 01 June, Davies Turner will strengthen its portfolio of scheduled daily overland trailer services between the UK and the Netherlands following the signing of an exclusive cooperation agreement with the Dutch subsidiary of the Mainfreight Group.
This new alliance signals Davies Turner’s commitment to the ‘short haul’ markets of the Netherlands, Belgium and France, where competition is fierce and many freight forwarders no longer provide a full service network.
From 01 June, daily overland trailer services will operate between Mainfreight’s hub in ’s-Heerenburg on the Dutch-German border and Davies Turner’s regional distribution hubs at Dartford and Coleshill.
The services will provide groupage or full-load operations at competitive prices, as well as a comprehensive collection and next day delivery system throughout both countries.
Philip Stephenson, chairman of Davies Turner says that whilst the European road freight market has naturally been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, there is still significant volumes of freight moving, across multiple industry sectors.
“As a further strengthening of our European network, 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.
“Our freight flows on the route are already healthy and despite the current difficult trading conditions we continue to maintain a full, nationwide collection and distribution service for our customers and overseas partners.”
Ruud Tousain, Mainfreight’s Network Manager Europe added: “Both companies are already working with each other in other European markets and are also members of System Alliance Europe. We have a shared ambition to quickly establish ourselves as the leading players in overland groupage services between the UK and Holland.
We echo Davies Turner’s commitment to offering effective, high quality services backed by integrated IT systems, financial stability and professional personnel.”