Europa Road has struck a new partnership with Czech freight firm Raben Group, strengthening its services to and from Eastern Europe.

It will connect daily with Raben’s central hub in Rokycany in the Czech Republic, from where connections operate daily to Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria.

Europa’s transit hub in Dartford provides more than 30 groupage services between the UK and the continent every day. From here, freight connects daily with direct services to a partner network of 42 European hubs.

Known as the 1Hub, the Dartford groupage depot handles 40,000 consignments a month. Europa said its UK customers would also benefit from the new partnership with improved visibility of consignments through the life of their journey, an area that often causes challenges for customers.

“We’re delighted to announce our new partnership with Raben who are one of the largest and far-reaching independent partners in Europe,” said Europa operations director Dan Cook.

“Teaming up with the highest quality partners means we continue to leverage our position to attract and maintain the volume of consignments needed to offer daily departures to most European countries.”