A2B Express Logistics

Our company aims to work hard towards meeting our customers needs, by reducing costs and providing convenience and delivering goods promptly and efficiently . We can tailor your needs to offer you a single or combined package of different services, to meet your courier needs . Therefore you will not have to go from company to company for individual courier services.

Professional Courier Service

Professional Courier Service

We offer a professional same day delivery or next day delivery courier service for all Businesses, Professionals, Educational Establishments and individuals.
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UK Same Day Delivery

UK Same Day Delivery

We have the flexibility, the resources and couriers near you to handle even your most demanding same day delivery requirements.
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Time Critical and Next Day Delivery

Time Critical and Next Day Delivery

We offer time critical & next day delivery services for times when you need your courier to collect or deliver to a specific time line.
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International Cargo Shipping

International Cargo Shipping

We will arrange collection in the UK and deliver to Europe by van for large items, or by fly/drive couriers as hand luggage.
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European Delivery Courier Celebrates the Channel Tunnel

European Delivery Couriers

Happy 20th Birthday Channel Tunnel!

Says European Delivery Couriers,

A2B Express Logistics

Yesterday was the 20th birthday of the Channel Tunnel.

I would suggest its a godsend to European delivery couriers in the UK and Europe.  A2B Express Logistics use the tunnel almost on a weekly basis.  Making deliveries and collections right across Europe.  On the train It only takes 35 minutes to travel the 31.4 miles of tunnel as opposed to the 90 minutes it takes on the ferry.

Time is money, as they say, so being able to cross the channel quickly means less time traveling and being abroad, this makes savings A2B Express Logistics clients appreciate.


Talking about money, in the Financial Times yesterday in an article written by Jane Ward says the tunnel cost £4.65bn to build, with its two rail tunnels and adjoining service tunnel. The Tunnel opened a year late and cost twice the original budget. In its first year of operation it made a loss of £925m. Due to the accruing interest payments (£2m a day) in 2004 Eurotunnel PLC were forced to restructure and more than €5bn of debt was wiped from it’s books.

If only some of us could do that with debt!

Since 2009 Euro Tunnel has been paying a dividend (albeit 2012 €0.12 per share) and started to pay off its debt which currently stands at €3.7m.

If you travel regularly on Eurotunnel you could benefit from a 30% reduction on regular fares for six single journeys (three round trips) per calendar year. There is a requirement to have a minimum holding of 30,000 unconsolidated Groupe Eurotunnel SA shares or 750 consolidated shares (Crest Depository Interest -CDI’s) ) which is around €7380 or in English money £635.06 (as at 7 May 2014 £1=€1.1810). With an average round car trip costing £170 it could equate to a £300 saving every year, a better return on your money than current saving rates maybe?

Nearly 400 trains pass through the tunnel every day, with 50,000 passengers and 6,000, 180 coaches and 54,000 tonnes of freight. I never worked out how much freight I’ve been responsible for, maybe I should make a note.

It was Her Majesty the Queen and President Mitterrand who officially opened the tunnel on May 6, 1994. The royal party travelled from Waterloo to Calais at a sedate 80mph. The presidential party sped to the coast from Paris at 186mph.

Public opinion strongly favoured a drive-through tunnel, but ventilation issues, concerns about accident management, and fear of driver mesmerisation led to the only the shortlisted rail submissions.
I just appreciate the speed and efficiency of it all and get a short rest break, albeit in the cab of the truck or van I’m driving.

So Happy Birthday Le tunnel sous la Manche! Long may you serve, or at lest until 2114 when its walls will need replacing.

Keep on Truckin’

John Sanbrook

Need a European Delivery Courier?

There’s no need to set up an account. You can pay by cash or card. We will email or post an invoice to you.

Just call us for a quote, then give us the collection and delivery details and we will instruct our courier to collect from you.

We will keep you informed of your delivery and call you as soon as our courier has delivered for you.

Why wait?
Call us today on 01273 921650 for a quotation to move your goods or to discuss your requirements with one of our fully trained team.

 

References:

A2B Express Logistics Couriers YouTube

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ba54bd0c-d468-11e3-a122-00144feabdc0.html#axzz311NkUh7o

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/france/10809946/The-Channel-Tunnel-20-fascinating-facts.html

https://www.share.com/find-investments/shares/shareholder-perks/

http://www.eurotunnelgroup.com/uk/shareholders-and-investors/share-price/get-sa/

http://www.postoffice.co.uk/foreign-currency

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_Tunnel

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