Following the opening of its new, and successful Shanghai office in January this year Europa Air & Sea is expanding its service into the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The new team in Dubai, due to open in June.
Last year, Europa reported a record turnover of £276m, and has just revealed it has reached £300m for the last 12 months.
Angus Hind, Europa Air & Sea Director comments; “This is another significant step for Europa Air & Sea. With the UAE seen as the fastest growing e-commerce market in the Middle-East and North Africa, it is a market with huge potential. In recent years, the UAE logistics sector continues outperform many others, and is seen as an important part of the country’s economic diversification.
“This is an important step forward and I’m really happy that the Dubai team will be led by Nathan Lynn whom we welcome to Europa Air & Sea.”
Nathan Lynn, who has a significant track record, 10 years in transport and logistics, including seven years at Europa Road before he relocated to Dubai in late 2020 will head up the Dubai team.
The UAE freight and logistics market is expected to record a CAGR of more than 5 per cent between 2021 and 2027.
Since launching as a separate division in 2015, Europa Air & Sea has gone from strength to strength. Currently the division has teams located across the UK as well as the dedicated Hong Kong and new Shanghai site.
Europa is one of the largest privately owned transport and logistics companies in the UK, with a growing footprint across the globe. The firm employs staff across 17 UK sites, and bases in Shanghai and Hong Kong, plus a team based in Belgium.
The firm continues to invest heavily in both its corporate and operational capabilities that impact right across the business. By developing the process and systems which exemplify the personal service which Europa prides itself on, and underpinning these with the right technology to optimise efficiencies, the Group strives to enhance its commercial resilience.
In 2020, a new, purpose-built, £60m state-of-the-art warehouse opened in 2020 in the UK in Corby, Northamptonshire, enabling Europa to offer seamless 3PL (third-party logistics) to customers. An additional £11m was invested more recently there to ramp-up automation processes and grow the technical expertise within the in-house engineering team.
In addition, Europa Road continues to thrive. It has expanding into three new areas, two in England (in Cambridge in the East and Liverpool in the Northwest) and one in South Wales (in Cardiff), bringing its local UK branch network total to 16.
Europa Worldwide Group is an ambitious independent logistics operator with three divisions – Europa Road, Europa Air & Sea and Europa Warehouse and has featured in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 for the third time and employs over 1,300 across the UK, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
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Rebecca Morpeth Spayne,
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