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British logistics companies formed a joint venture

Six companies form major logistics company EV Cargo

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British logistics companies formed a joint venture. Source: shutterstock.com

According to Ecommerce News, six logistics companies from the United Kingdom have combined to form a new logistics company, which is said to be the largest privately owned logistics company in the country. The newly created company is called EV Cargo.

The idea for the new logistics company comes from private equity firm EmergeVest. Since 2013, it has invested in several logistics companies: supply chain software company Adjuno, logistics providers Allport Cargo Services and CM Downton, managed solutions provider Jigsaw, time-critical delivery specialist NFT and pallet distributor Palletforce.

EmergeVest has now created EV Cargo, “the largest privately owned logistics company in the UK” from these six players. Through a single corporate structure, the new entity will operate in the following four segments: express delivery, global forwarding, logistics, and technology.

eDelivery says the combined entity will have about 963 million euros in annual revenue, with 175 operating centers, over 830,000 square meters in warehousing space and a total of 20,000 delivery vehicles. EV Cargo has over 5,000 people working for them, including 2,200 truck drives.

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