Europa Road begins daily Hannover service

UK haulier Europa Road has started running a daily service from the UK to Hannover in Germany.

The new route is the fourth of 10 planned for 2016 as the company plans to extend its European footprint. The route has onward connections to Hamburg and Bremen. In April Europa Road started a direct route to Slovenia.

The company already has five routes running into Germany and this will be the sixth. Europa Road is also extending its partner networks, working closely with Hannover based Koester and Hapke, Bursped in Hamburg as well as BHS in Bremen.

The new route runs in both directions to and from Hannover. Cargo routed to Hamburg and Bremen will go on it as well. The route will be operated by Europa on souble manned trucks working on a fixed round trip schedule, operating between its £30m groupage facility, 1hub in Dartford and the German city.

Dan Cook, Operations Director at Europa Road, said of the new routes, “We are well on track to meet our ambitious target of 10 new routes in 2016 and this service to Hannover is just another step towards meeting our goal. Along with our existing five daily German routes (Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Ense and Rothlein), Hannover is yet another part of our strategic programme to become a leading logistics operator on the German market and further strengthen our growing partner network. ”

Currently, Europa Road has 35 road routes servicing Europe, 19 of which operate as daily services.