Europa Road

Oostende-based Continental Cargo Carriers has become part of the Europa Road brand, the growing road freight division of Europa Worldwide Group.

The company, which was acquired by Europa in 2018, will operate unchanged but it will have the broader support of the Europa name as it seeks to expand in Belgium.

Europa said the move came at a time of record investment in the country by UK firms post Brexit.

In the last 12 months to February exports from Belgium grew by nearly 18% and imports by 126%.

The Belgium operation will continue to be headed up by Carlo Turner who also recently joined Europa’s main board with a promotion to the new position of non-network and continent director.

Turner said: “This is a really exciting next step for our Belgium team and provides a great opportunity for us to strengthen our name and position in the market.

“There is huge growth potential and with our well-established infrastructure in Belgium we have the perfect opportunity to maximise this market expansion.”

The enhanced Belgium operation provides groupage services, as well as part and full loads for customers wanting to optimise the flow of goods between Belgium and the UK.