Menlo launches Freight Brokerage Service
Global logistics company, Menlo Logistics, has established a new transportation service which extends its 3PL warehousing and supply chain management services portfolio.
April 1, 2014
Global logistics company, Menlo Logistics, has established a new transportation service which extends its 3PL warehousing and supply chain management services portfolio. Based at Menlo’s European headquarters in Amsterdam and operated by a specially recruited team of experienced transport managers, Menlo Freight Brokerage has undergone a year of preparation and trial operation and is now being launched across Europe.
“Menlo has operated a successful and growing freight brokerage operation in North America since 2007 under our sister company, Con-way Multimodal,” noted Tony Gunn managing director for Menlo Logistics in Europe. “We have adopted best practices from our North American colleagues and combined those with our Lean tools and a team of European transport specialists to create a unique service offering for European shippers. We are confident that our philosophy of reducing cost and minimising waste in the freight transport process will appeal to the European market for freight brokerage services. The test strategy we have employed over the past twelve months has validated this approach and we are very pleased with the up-take from a wide range of customers.”
Menlo said that its European Freight Brokerage operation, now at the end of its trial period, is now managing over five hundred shipments per month across all types of freight and modes of transport including: Truckload, parcel, groupage, full container and LCL, air freight and ocean shipments. The majority of the volume has been intra-Europe in extent but Asian and North American destined cargo has also been handled.