With the opening of a new office in Delhi, India, Europa Air & Sea, an independent logistics company in the UK, unveiled its most ambitious expansion plans. This new facility builds on the success of Europa’s most recent locations, which debuted in 2022 in Shanghai and Dubai, respectively.
As part of its goal to expand geographically, deliver services closer to clients, and satisfy regional supply chain demands, Europa is making its first foray into the Indian Subcontinent with this move.
Angus Hind, Europa Air & Sea Director comments, “This is another significant step for Europa Air & Sea as we enter into Q2 of 2023. India has been a core market for our business for some time. We already handle a considerable volume of business both in an out of India within our existing network, and we have seen an increased demand for services within the region, so this is a natural progression.”
Europa Air & Sea’ new office in Delhi is led by General Manager Nathan Lynn, as well as five others, including sales manager Sumit Pruthi, and is in the process of tripling its team size by the end of 2023.
The freight forwarder recently announced the opening of its second Chinese location, a new sales office in Shenzhen, South-Eastern China. This news demonstrates Europa’s commitment to expanding its geographical presence, delivering services closer to clients and addressing local supply chain needs.
Hind added, “Shenzhen has China’s second largest port, Yantian, a hub for the supply chain and is a huge export region. We already handle considerable volumes through our Hong Kong and Shanghai offices, so this new location will massively boost our presence in the county. We’re planning to open with a local team of six and anticipate we’ll have a strong base of 15 within 12 months to meet local market expectation. The new team will have expertise in the logistics sector as well as a solid understanding of the local market.
Looking to 2023 and beyond Angus continues, “although air freight service’s uptake is still not as high as it was pre-Covid, customer expectations have changed. Operating in a world where we have become so accustomed to having instant access to information at the touch of a button, as we move to 2023, customers will want to have the option to track and locate cargo in real time. Customers will want to access online portals to quote, track and book shipments at origin. This is a trend we will see increase exponentially, as well as one that many businesses including Europa Worldwide Group will introduce.”
In 2022, the Europa Worldwide Group reported a record turnover of £316m and remains on track with its ambitious investment programme.
Source: Ti Insights
Author: Shruti Sasidharan
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