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Merri worth TIR trailers for new Eurocross

2nd April 1971, Page 20
2nd April 1971
Page 20
Page 20, 2nd April 1971 — Merri worth TIR trailers for new Eurocross
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• A new international haulage company, called Eurocross Ltd, has been set up by a City group with substantial insurance interests in London to transport high-value freight to and from the Continent. Five 40ft (12-metre) Merriworth Openspan collapsible-tilt TIR trailers have been bought to initiate the operation, the traction units being single-drive three-axle FB88 Volvos equipped with retractable rear axles and sleeper cabs.

The new transport company is a development of an already thriving transport service between Britain and Malta, operated by Malta Cross-Continent Containers Ltd, also under the aegis of the City group. The Maltese operation, which includes the company's own container ship sailing between Marseilles and Malta, has been so successful that a demand has arisen for an extension of the road haulage part of the service between Britain and the Continent in general—particularly France and Italy. It is for this service that Eurocross Ltd has been set up.

Traffic for Eurocross is planned from Peek House, 20 Eastcheap, London, EC3. The vehicles are based at Cheshunt, where a large garage is to be built. A speciality will be made of -secure transport of high-value loads—at much lower insurance rates than is riormal.


Locations: London

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