An Post enters European road freight forwarding

An Post (the Irish post office) has announced that it will partner with DB Schenker’s European Land Transport division to facilitate palletised ground shipments from Ireland to the UK and Europe.

The service, described by the company as a “standardised freight-forwarding and groupage service for SMEs exporting to the UK and Europe”, will be available through An Post’s Post Logistics division.

Using the existing An Post fleet and network services, Post Logistics will transport palletised freight from SME customers nationwide to a central Dublin depot from where it will be shipped onwards by DB Schenker.

Liam O’Sullivan, Director of Mails at An Post, commented: ‘’Having examined the potential market and worked closely with prospective customers, we know that Post Logistics has what it takes to make a difference in this market, based on our unique network infrastructure.  We asked the market what they needed and then worked to match what we could offer so it was really the customer who shaped Post Logistics.’’

Source: An Post