Increase in French exports to Malta

The most dynamic sectors in both countries’ bilateral trade are boats, ICT and electronic goods as well as optical instruments, pharmaceutical products and food and beverage

Imports from France increased by 16% between 2014 and 2015 to reach €358.7 million.

Express Trailers has consolidated its business collaboration with French transport and logistics company Dimotrans who services Express Trailers across France with operations through Paris, Lyon and now Lille. 

With over 30 years’ experience the Dimotrans Group has been developing effective, flexible and responsive offers in multimodal road, air and maritime transport, in customs and in B to B and B to C logistics, to manage entire supply chains.

“We have been experiencing an increase in trade between Malta and France and this increased demand for our service has led us to add a new depot in Lille to be able to service our customers doing business with the region,” David Fleri Soler, Head of Sales and Business Development at Express Trailers said.

France remains one of the main trading partners of Malta. From the statistics of the French customs and the Ministry of Economy, French exports to Malta increased 16% between 2014 and 2015 (€358.7 million) and French imports from Malta increased by 2% (€172.8 million). 

The most dynamic sectors in both countries’ bilateral trade are boats, ICT and electronic goods as well as optical instruments, pharmaceutical products and food and beverage. 

Express Trailers recently supported a social networking event organised by the Maltese French Chamber of Commerce which was presided by HE Mme Beatrice Le Fraper du Hellen, French Ambassador to Malta.

“Express Trailers has always worked closely with local and international companies doing business to and from France and we have always been very close to their requirements and responsive to their demands. We are set up in a way that we can offer a total logistics solution and therefore, we can easily adapt to how the client’s requirements evolve. A case in point is this growing need for better connections through Lille and this is what spurred Express Trailers to establish a new depot in this region,” David Fleri Soler added.

Express Trailers has been operating to and for France since 1978 with a scheduled weekly service and departures and arrivals from Paris and Lyon offering groupage services and part loads, both for import and export as well as transport of dry, chilled or frozen food products and specialized cargo such as motor vehicles, pharmaceuticals and works of art.

More recently, Express Trailers also included France in its online shipping portal www.ShipLowCost.com running weekly from Paris to Malta for the benefit of all online shoppers buying from France and even holiday makers in France having overweight or oversized packages to ship home. Online shopping and in-store purchasing work in the same way. The customer just directs her packages to our regional depot and books the shipping to Malta through her mobile device by logging in www.ShipLowCost.com.

“This 40-year experience working with France has earned us a lot of know-how about the French market and this has enabled Express Trailers to be able to apply a low-risk, efficient and complete service to our customers,” concluded David Fleri Soler.

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