With Amsterdam its capital and a population of circa 17 million, the Netherlands shares land borders with Belgium and Germany and also borders the North Sea across which a number of ferry services operate. A founder member of The E.U. the Netherlands also joined the single currency from its inception.
Freight operators, couriers, haulage companies, truck, lorry and van drivers - be aware of the rules and regulations when travelling.
European Union (EU) Law and regulation is in constant flux and change, but responsibility falls on the company and/or driver transporting goods to comply with these laws and regulations – but there are differences between countries.
Renowned for its extensive fjord strewn coastline Norway is Europe’s most wholly northern country. Sharing a border of over 1000 miles with Sweden, Norway also share land borders with Russia and Finland in the North. With Oslo as its capital, Norway has a population of just over 5 million, is rich in natural resources of gas, petroleum and minerals and boasts one of the highest per capita incomes in the world.
Poland with Warsaw as its capital is an eastern European country bordering Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania. The total area of Poland is 120,726 square miles making it the 71st largest country in the world and 9th in Europe with a population of 40 million people. Since 2004 Poland has been a member of the European Union.
Spanish territories include the off shore Balearic Islands of Majorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera in the Mediterranean - and the 13 islands that make up the archipelago known as the Canary Islands with Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria being the four largest. Mainland Spain and its island communities are served by numerous ferry operators.
Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe that shares land borders with Norway and Finland. It is also connected to Denmark by a bridge tunnel across the Oresund. Numerous ferry operator run ferry services to and from Sweden. DFDS operate the only UK to Sweden services from Gothenburg to Immingham and Tilbury. Operators including Stena Line, Viking Line, Scandlines, and more.