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Menlo Expands Freight Brokerage Service into Eastern Europe

With the opening of a Prague office dedicated to its European Freight Brokerage Service, Menlo Logistics is expanding its reach into Eastern Europe.

Amsterdam, 20 July 2015

Menlo Freight Brokerage was fully established in Europe in 2013, operating initially from the company’s European headquarters office in Amsterdam. With growth in customer demand, Menlo recently expanded its brokerage operations, opening a second office in Prague. The new office extends the reach of Menlo’s freight brokerage services to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Romania and Russia in coordination with current operations in Amsterdam.

Menlo Freight Brokerage is a transportation service which extends the 3PL warehousing and supply chain management services portfolio of Menlo Logistics in Europe. This dedicated freight brokerage operation provides cost-effective multimodal transportation booking and management solutions supporting the freight transport needs of commercial and industrial businesses throughout Europe

Koert Bloemers, Menlo’s General Manager Transportation Europe emphasized the significance of the Prague move, “The key aims of the new office are to broaden our footprint through new business relationships in Eastern Europe and extending the high quality services already established in Amsterdam.”

With its expanding freight brokerage capabilities, Menlo is now able to offer a wide-ranging service from arranging transportation for single shipments to total transportation management solutions. This is supported with a strong, widespread carrier and procurement network, coupled with a team of transportation specialists who consistently deliver innovative solutions for customers

Menlo’s Managing Director, Tony Gunn also commented, “In establishing Menlo Freight Brokerage in Europe we have adopted best practices from our North American colleagues, where it is branded Con-way Multimodal, and combined those with our Lean tools and a team of European transport specialists to create a unique service offering for European shippers. The concept is different from the historically well-known in Europe, freight forwarding, or expedition model. Brokerage has a greater higher flexibility and operates with a wider supplier portfolio, creating better purchasing power and worldwide coverage.”

For more information about Menlo’s expanded transportation brokerage services in Eastern Europe, contact our Prague office at +420 702 281 336

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About Menlo Logistics Europe

In Europe, Menlo Logistics maintains twenty dedicated or Multi-Client Logistics Centers and Transportation Control Towers located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Hungary and the United Kingdom. This Warehouse and Transportation network can serve as pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities.

4PL Supply Chain and Transport Management Solutions as well as 3PL Warehousing, VAS  and Distribution services are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors including Retail & Consumer, e-Fulfilment, Healthcare, e-Returns, Manufacturing Support, Data Center Logistics; Spare Parts and Aftermarket Supply and High Tech Logistics. The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands.

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About Menlo Logistics

Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.5 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Francisco, California-based Menlo Logistics’ services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfilment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities.

With nearly 20 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world. Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company.