The AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG corporate group sums up its results for the first half of 2019.
The corporate group’s turnover for the first 6 months of 2019 amounted to 160 million euros, which is 23% more than in the same period of 2018. From January to June, the company's specialists processed 76,500 orders. The weight of transported goods increased by 44% compared to the first half of 2018 and amounted to 1.9 million tons. During this period AsstrA brought 1,492 new clients onboard.
87% of AsstrA’s overall transactions were for road transport. Sea and rail each account for 4% of overall transactions and air 2%. Customs clearance, insurance, warehousing, and various other services accounted for the remaining 3%.
Road transport is the company’s highest revenue generator accounting for 72% of group turnover. Rail transport brought 15% and marine containers 13%.
Since the beginning of the year, the group’s customs representatives have issued more than 700 declarations for goods.
The goods most frequently transported by AsstrA were for the FMCG sector, with 18% of shipment volume. Fashion and beauty, woodworking products, and chemicals followed with 13%, 11%, and 10%, respectively.
AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG customers receive comprehensive international cargo transportation services on 1,070 routes across the Americas, Asia, and Europe.
The AsstrA team added more than 30 new transport routes during the first half of 2019, including Luxembourg – Ukraine, Sweden – Norway, Slovenia – France, Poland – Denmark, Turkey – Saudi Arabia, and more.
"Our targeted approach to serving particular industries is strengthening our position. AsstrA Pharma, AsstrA Manufacturing Transport, and AsstrA Automotive are all new units that are gaining good momentum. We continue to expand our network of branches in Europe and around the world. This year we opened branches in Hof, Germany, and Lipetsk, Russia. In the near future we are opening a branch in Lyon, France, with more planned for Helsinki, Budapest, Barcelona, and New Jersey in the USA. says CEO of AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG Dmitry Lagun.
“I am grateful to the team for their performance in such difficult market conditions. I also want to thank our customers and supplier partners for their trust and strong cooperation. We will continue improving the quality of our services and are looking forward to even more orders in the second half of 2019."