Date: 17.01.2023

New appointment further strengthens European team and platform expansion

Metro’s award-winning European solutions will be enhanced, expanded and advanced by new European Director, and industry veteran, Richard Gibbs.

Commenting on his new role, Richard said. “Metro have a familiar and dependable partner network in place, with the ability to extend overland solutions swiftly across Europe, which is critical, in supporting effective European transport and 3PL and 4PL operations to our customers.

Metro’s European service template is well established and proven to meet the needs of the most demanding supply chains; by blending the optimum mix of partners, carriers, service design, customs formalities/compliance and advanced supporting technology, to deliver transparency and consistent reliability of service.

By blending partner capacity, specialised equipment and operational excellence in this way, Metro’s European solutions can be quickly and effectively extended to support the transport of any products, components and raw materials, in any geography. Meeting the most rigid timescales and service levels.

Solutions range from time-definite courier and express van operations, to simple line-haul or specialised trailers operating daily between multiple manufacturing plants, with defined delivery deadlines and GPS tracking to provide full visibility of transit throughout Europe.

We are already seeing customers near-shoring to Turkey and the Iberian peninsula, which is increasing interest in our short-sea services, and the port pair, service and rate options they offer.

Multimodal and short sea services have so much untapped potential, including access to rail and the option of using the container in inventory planning and the option to flex service levels, transit times and rates for the optimum service at the lowest economic rate.”

To learn more about our European capability, including our road freight template, short-sea services or intermodal solutions EMAIL Richard Gibbs. He will be delighted to share the initiatives, innovation and creative approach we take to your overland movements to ensure that you can deliver your product at the right time, the right cost and in the right way wherever required within the UK or European markets. Reliably.