Alonso Group reinforces its activity in Northern Europe with the opening of a new branch in the United Kingdom

Under the brand name, Alonso Forwarding UK, the branch is strategically located in the Essex town of Basildon. This new opening covers all types of logistics needs nationally and internationally. Thus reaffirming the continued expansion of the international freight forwarding division of the Alonso Group, grouped under the Alonso Forwarding brand.

Image of the port of London Gateway, United Kingdom
Image of the port of London Gateway, United Kingdom

Alonso Group takes another step forward in its international growth strategy by announcing the opening of a new freight forwarding office in the United Kingdom. The creation of Alonso Forwarding UK represents a new milestone for the company’s international freight forwarding division and underlines its commitment to global expansion and service excellence with its customers worldwide.

The strategic location of this new company in Basildon, Essex, is a key aspect of Alonso Forwarding UK’s success. The proximity to the London Gateway port allows the company to provide its customers with fast and efficient access to international shipping connections.

Alonso Forwarding UK offers a wide range of domestic and international logistics services ranging from sea, air and land transport to customs clearance and warehousing. This translates into a 360º approach to meet the logistics needs of its customers to and from Northern Europe to the rest of the world.

The company’s team is made up of highly skilled and dedicated professionals, under the leadership of Ryan Little, an experienced logistician with extensive knowledge of the UK market. “Our professionals have extensive experience in the sector and are prepared to delve into all types of industries, especially wood, stone, packaging, machinery, building materials, as well as lighting and heating equipment, among many others,” emphasizes Ryan Little, Managing Director of Alonso Forwarding UK.

Engagement and flexibility in a contested socio-political landscape

The opening of Alonso Forwarding UK comes at a crucial time in the UK’s economic and political history, marked by the Brexit process. This process has had a significant impact on import and export operations in the region, as it has introduced profound changes in customs procedures and trade regulations.

Additional challenges in trade with the UK, arising from the exit of the European Union, have posed different obstacles for companies seeking to maintain smooth trade flows in the region. Thanks to Alonso Forwarding UK’s team’s extensive customs background and ability to adapt to post-Brexit regulations, Alonso Forwarding UK ensures that import and export operations run smoothly and efficiently.

A year of growth and progress

In 2023, Alonso Forwarding Holding is experiencing a crucial period marked by expansion in global coverage. Recent openings in Guatemala and Uruguay, together with a new delegation in the UK, underline its ability to adapt to the continuous changes taking place in international markets in order to anticipate the changing needs of its customers.

This global expansion demonstrates Alonso Forwarding’s continued commitment to its services, as well as its ability to provide extensive logistics coverage worldwide. Alonso Forwarding is currently present in the main production, distribution and consumption centres on all five continents.

London Gateway port image
London Gateway port image