UK 3PL Experiences Impressive Growth

26th July 2023

Logistics BusinessUK 3PL Experiences Impressive Growth

Cargo Express, a transport, warehousing, and logistics management company based in the West Midlands, has experienced an impressive period of growth, resulting in huge developments to its fleet, workforce, and services. Cargo Express work with companies located around the world with their fast and reliable, road, sea, and air freight solutions.

The company has invested an impressive £2 million over the past year into an already extensive fleet, including Scania’s, DAF’s Renault’s and various trailers. Bringing in more vehicles results in a more diversified fleet, allowing the service of more clients at any one time, and provides Cargo Express with more ways to better meet client needs when transporting across the UK and internationally.

It also allows for greater flexibility with non-standard and irregular goods, a speciality of which the company are well regarded in the transport and logistics industry.

The company has been part of a government trial that has tested the use of longer semi-trailers for more than eight years. The trial itself ran for 11 years, and the trailers, which are 2.05 metres longer than standard-sized trailers are now approved for use on UK roads.

Cargo Express have recruited and employed new staff across the business, resulting in the rapid expansion of the international team. These new team members have then inherited specific skills, growing both sea and air freight offerings and the customs department.

In fact, the logistics firm recently achieved AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) status, granted directly from HMRC in recognition of secure and trustworthy businesses within the supply chain.
The accreditation gives approved logistics companies access to more streamlined customs processes, reduces the risk of theft due to a lower risk score, and allows them to benefit from trade agreements with the EU, Japan, China, the USA, and more.

Additionally, Cargo Express has expanded its warehousing offering to include “pick & pack” and stock control services to its clients, giving them greater and more fine-tuned control of their supply chain operation. The strategic location of their warehouses in the West Midlands also helps with quick distribution for their same- and next-day delivery services.

Cargo Express is a DVSA Earned Recognition operator, proving their commitment to meeting driver and vehicle safety standards. The accreditation requires the logistics provider to provide data straight to the DVSA and, in turn, ensures the fleet and transport operation is compliant and efficient on the road.