Pilot Freight Services has opened a new facility in A Coruña, Spain, a port city in the northwest of the country.
The transportation and logistics service provider, which opened its first European station in Amsterdam in 2011, plans to open locations in Barcelona and Madrid within the year.
“We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from the opening of our station in Amsterdam, as our customers have really seen the benefit of having Pilot employees on the ground in Europe,” said Richard Phillips, CEO of Pilot Freight Services, in a written statement. “Our plan has always been to expand further within the continent, and Spain was a natural next step.”
The A Coruña station offers air, ocean, ground and logistics capabilities, and will handle freight en route to the European Union, China, the U.S. and South America. The station is being run by Javier Torrens and Eduardo Sanjuro, who will be responsible for all sales and operations.
“Our team in A Coruña is already handling shipments of textiles and e-commerce goods, and we expect these commodities to be a mainstay for Pilot Spain,” Phillips said.