DSV Road Ltd. will launch a daily groupage service from its German hub in early May.
The program will cover 32 European countries and operate in addition to any existing routes, increasing frequency and improving transit times.
The new service will include daily pickups and departures, on-time deliveries and online bookings. DSV will support the program from its Schwieberdingen facility.
According to the company's managing director, René Falch Olesen, the new service was added because of a huge increase in demand.
“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 said in a statement. “So after close consultation with our customers, we have designed the Daily Pallet service.”
DSV has traditionally operated on a de-centralized model, with each region in Europe operating somewhat autonomously, so putting everything together for this groupage system was a new idea for DSV.
“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,” Falch Olesen said. “But the response we have already had from customers has been so positive that all the effort has been worthwhile.” - Jon Ross