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Transuniverse Forwarding’s new website has been fully operational since the beginning of October, and with its new showpiece, Transuniverse is heading off to Transport & Logistics in Antwerp.

More on trend, more user-friendly, more dynamic, and with a new corporate identity: with its revamped website Transuniverse Forwarding is keeping pace, digitally, with the development of its activities.
Searching for the right person to contact for a consignment to Turkey or Spain? One click on the ‘Destinations’ button and you will find the telephone number, fax number and email address you need, together with a visual snapshot of transit time and frequency, among other details. Just as you will for the 52 other countries that Transuniverse serves from its base in Ghent.
If you are interested in the storage options that Transuniverse can offer, ‘Logistics’ tells you what our company stands for in that field and the strengths we can play to.
If you would like to find out about the most recent ins and outs of our company, you can read all about them in ‘News’.

Transport & Logistics

These days, a high performance website is a must. But Transuniverse Forwarding will still be very happy to speak to you in person. There will be an opportunity to do so on 17, 18 and 19 October at the ‘Transport & Logistics’ exhibition at Antwerp Expo, the meeting point for anyone involved in transport and logistics in Flanders. You’ll find us in Hall 2 on stand 2.074.
You can register for the exhibition free of charge via the website of the exhibition organiser EasyFairs, using our registration code 10221. You are always welcome.

Transuniverse Forwarding and EKOL are expanding their cooperation.

As of September the Turkish group will be acting as agent for the Ghent-based groupage specialist in Hungary as well. To service that country both parties are playing the intermodal card.

Transuniverse and EKOL are already partners in Turkey and Spain. Hungary is a new addition. To date, Transuniverse has engaged the services of a local haulier, but sees more growth potential with EKOL, says operations manager Kevin Van Ongeval.
This fits in with the growth strategy of Transuniverse Forwarding, which has recently started to operate in Russia as well.


The Ghent-based operator provides daily freight options from Belgium to Hungary. Every week around twenty trucks make the journey in that direction, says Van Ongeval. The vast majority of those transport operations involve the transportation of part loads.
The trucks do not cover the whole distance by road – the trailers are loaded onto a block train in Cologne, bound for Budapest, which shuttles to the Hungarian capital on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Transuniverse expects the frequency to increase in the future but with this product, for now, it is primarily focusing on both full loads and groupage consignments that are less transit-time sensitive, and on customers seeking to reduce their carbon footprint.
EKOL has a warehouse in the immediate vicinity of the railway terminal in Budapest, from where it can arrange the onward distribution of the shipments. ADR goods can also be transported on that route.

Capacity shortage

“The option of combining road and rail also offers the possibility of loading the trailers more heavily. The issue of capacity that arises increasingly in servicing Eastern Europe also plays a part,” Van Ongeval adds. “There are fewer trucks available because East European drivers are finding more and more work closer to home.”
Transuniverse and EKOL are already using Cologne as an intermodal starting point for freight bound for Turkey. EKOL will also be making use of the train on the Zeebrugge-Trieste axis from now on.