DSV Road Limited, the third largest logistics provider in Europe, will in early May be launching a daily groupage service covering 32 European countries via a hub in Germany.
DSV Daily Pallet will operate in addition to the existing direct routes and will increase frequency and improve transit times, says René Falch Olesen, DSV Road Limited Managing Director. "Every country will have a daily link with every other country in the network.
"We have seen an enormous growth in groupage loads as new purchasing trends such as reduced inventory and online shopping have changed demand patterns," he says. "So, after close consultation with our customers, we have designed the Daily Pallet service."
The service includes easy online booking, daily pick-up and departure, on-time delivery and will operate across Europe.
DSV Road has invested heavily in IT systems for the service and is utilising its existing facility in Schwieberdingen near Stuttgart as its European hub for this project, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
"DSV is traditionally quite a decentralised company, with each country responsible for its own decisions, so it has taken some time to set up this integrated service," says Mr. Falch Olesen. "But the response we have already had from customers has been so positive that all the effort has been worthwhile."
DSV Road Limited believes the Daily Pallet service will also help it attract new customers who need guaranteed frequency to any one of the other 31 countries in order to meet their own customers’ needs.
"We are one of the largest logistics providers in Europe, with our own offices in each country, so we can guarantee the quality of service as well as the frequency," says Mr. Falch Olesen. "With many companies needing to send lower volumes more frequently, we are sure our Daily Pallet service will be attractive to both existing and new DSV Road Limited customers."