Rutges Cargo has launched ‘Urgent,’ a new secure express delivery service for customers needing to move valuable, time and temperature-sensitive shipments in Europe.

The European truck operator, which serves customers in the air cargo, hi-tech, pharmaceutical and perishable sectors, has invested in a fleet of small vans capable of carrying up to 1,400 kilos of product. Prime customers for Urgent have been identified in the aerospace, pharmaceutical, high tech and luxury goods sectors.

The new service is being rolled out in phases, starting around the company’s home territory in Amsterdam, followed by the whole of the Netherlands and ultimately across Europe. Rutges Cargo currently operates scheduled truck services to some 100 airports throughout the continent.

Bart Waals, Sales Executive for Rutges Cargo, said: ‘The launch of this service is initially to satisfy existing customers that require a fast and secure, small van operation but we also see considerable potential beyond just our current client base. Urgent combines all of the features that underpin our other transport services, including GPS tracking and onboard computers to ensure the security of the shipments we are carrying.

‘We know that customers value our transport expertise and want a single supplier for all of their requirements. Security and quality during the delivery process are critical and these are areas where Rutges Cargo has invested significantly to stand out from the crowd of other companies. We are a TAPA accredited operator, the only trucking company member of Cargo 2000 and have most recently upgraded our quality certification to the latest ISO 9001:2008 standard.’