SOVEREIGN.
B2B SHIPPING SOLUTIONS.

TIME-SENSITIVE. EUROPE-WIDE. 100 PERCENT NEUTRAL.

The SOVEREIGN Group is the neutral and independent transport and handling specialist for courier, transport and logistics companies.

We provide dynamic, reliable and high-speed transportation of time-sensitive goods. As the ‘Airline on the roads’, we are the ideal alternative to European air freight. We operate fast, from the quotation stage to the delivery, without neglecting good service along the way.

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YOUR FLEXIBLE PARTNER

SOVEREIGN is independent and owner-managed. This gives us the leeway to have flexible, mobile and solution-oriented operations. This independence forms the solid foundation for trust and long-lasting relations for our customers, business partners and staff.

NEUTRAL AND INDEPENDENT

SOVEREIGN is the only B2B transport company in Europe whose service is exclusively available for courier, transport and logistics companies. This neutrality is unique. Customers from trade and industry have no access to our network. That’s why the main express and airfreight forwarding agents rely every day on our expertise and entrust us with their urgent and critical shipments. No matter whether it concerns regular express consignments or sporadic, last-minute transportations.

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The SOVEREIGN network

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As the “Airline on the roads” we are unique – with more than 100 overnight connections. Every night. Europe-wide.

In addition to these destinations, you can also benefit from our diverse range of SOVEREIGN services from the first mile to the last. Just click on the desired destination and select the appropriate office directly.

We always find a way!

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CLASSICS

SOVEREIGN EXPRESS LINEHAUL

THE AIRLINE OF THE ROADS.
EVERY NIGHT. EUROPE-WIDE.

As the perfect alternative to intra-European airfreight, we offer our unique Overnight Express Linehaul service exclusively for the courier and express industry.

  • More than 100 overnight connections between the SOVEREIGN stations in the major European cities – every night
  • Guaranteed freight space. Guaranteed departures.
  • Minimised transit times. Latest possible cut-offs. Earliest possible availabilities
  • Attractive minimum rates and kilo prices compared to European airfreight
  • 100 per cent B2B

EXPRESS-TO-DOOR

DOOR EXPRESS.
NEUTRAL RIGHT UP TO THE LAST MILE.

In conjunction with our Overnight Express Linehaul service, we will also organise express-to-door transportations for you with a focus on the major European cities, who make use of our transport network every night.

  • Instant quotes for ad-hoc business
  • Fast and trouble-free collection and delivery through local presence and expertise
  • All shipment sizes, from conventional freight to dangerous goods
  • Minimum transit times and real-time tracking and tracing
  • 100 per cent B2B

SOVEREIGN DIRECT

DIRECT DELIVERIES.
TIME SENSITIVE. EUROPE-WIDE. ANY TIME.

In addition to our Overnight Express Linehaul service, SOVEREIGN offers individual transport solutions and exclusive special transport and direct deliveries.

  • No reloading from A to B – Europe-wide
  • Modern, in-house vehicle fleet – with satellite monitoring – from cars and Sprinter vans to mega trailers with Edscha sliding roof
  • Permanent, qualified drivers
  • Fast availability
  • Customised solutions
  • 100 per cent B2B

SOVEREIGN COURIER

SMALL PARCEL & E-COMMERCE FULFILMENT.
WORLDWIDE. CUSTOMISED.

From e-commerce fulfilment and value-added services through to worldwide shipping. Small parcel business with maximal service.

  • Exclusive Aramex agent for import and export: access to worldwide Aramex network (leading provider of transport and logistics solutions in the Near and Middle East), including deliveries to crisis areas such as Syria and the Sudan. Around 750 deliveries per day in Germany. Customs clearance at our customs terminal in Frankfurt
  • Shop & Ship: virtual P.O. box addresses at SOVEREIGN COURIER in Frankfurt for online shoppers outside the EU – an international order becomes a national order. Upon inspection, fast shipping is completed to the destination country
  • Pick & Pack/Warehousing & Fulfilment in strongly secured warehouses: Acceptance of order, storage, packaging, supply for dispatch and shipping
  • Cross-border agent for return shipments within international e-commerce: We act as a return address, and consolidate, label and dispatch shipments via our unique and reliable SOVEREIGN network
  • Forwarding courier agent for the Chinese e-commerce market: Pre-collection and processing of international courier shipments, X-ray by trained and qualified staff, cartage to the airport and handover to the airline
  • Access to all national and international KEP systems

AIR CARGO SERVICES

ROAD FEEDER SERVICE

INTER-AIRPORT CARGO TRUNKING
TO THE MAJOR EUROPEAN AIRPORTS.

With our SOVEREIGN Road Feeder Service, we bring your international airfreight item to its departure point. Fast. Reliable. Affordable.

  • Guaranteed fixed schedules
  • Express handling on site
  • Attractive prices with low minimum rates
  • One-stop shop for first-rate Air Cargo Handling Services

AIR CARGO HANDLING

ONE-STOP SHOP FOR COMPLETE FREIGHT HANDLING.
EVERY NIGHT.

Over 80 airlines are regularly represented by SOVEREIGN. We dispatch approximately 70,000 tonnes of air freight annually, in accordance with international standards.

  • Exclusive ramp access for deliveries directly to the aircraft
  • Air cargo handling services with SOVEREIGN expertise
  • Video-monitored warehouse with movement of unit weights up to 16 tonnes
  • Freight handling, ULD handling, commissioning, packaging
  • Fast documentation process and secure data transfer via SITA, TRAXON, NCTS or ATLAS
  • Authorised consignors and consignees with open customs and storage warehouses and complete freight handling if required
  • Regulated agent with own 24/7 Off-Airport X-Ray Service

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MOBILE ACCEPTANCE AND CUSTOMIZED IMPORT

CONVENIENT FREIGHT CHECK-IN FOR LH CARGO CUSTOMERS.
DIRECTLY AT YOUR STORAGE FACILITY IN FRANKFURT.

Save valuable time. SOVEREIGN operates the Mobile Acceptance Service under exclusive agreement with Lufthansa Cargo. Use this advantage not only for export business – our customised import facility offers you direct transportation from the airport ramp.

  • Inspection to ensure packaging and freight collection conform to security regulations performed directly at your storage facility in the Cargo City South area by our Mobile Acceptance Team
  • Time advantage of up to six hours through direct transportation to the aircraft
  • Cost reduction through the elimination of expensive freight transfer
  • Faster responses to any irregularities
  • Customised import: Direct transportation from the ramp via the Speed Gate at Cargo City South and onwards – an exclusive service for Lufthansa Cargo customers in Frankfurt
  • Simpler. Better. Faster.

X-RAY SERVICE

24/7 OFF-AIRPORT X-RAY SERVICE.
SECURE AND UNRIVALLED.

Our SOVEREIGN airport terminals are equipped with their own x-ray machines. As a regulated agent, we make your shipment ‘secure’ in a fast and flexible way so that, unlike with conventional airport services, you benefit from considerable time-savings.

  • The efficient integration of this service into our forwarding and handling processes prevents unnecessary lead times
  • Seamless on-transport through the optimal infrastructure of our hubs, equipped with numerous ramps for vans and lorries as well as lifting platforms and weatherproof dock shelters
  • Spacious tunnel dimensions enable the scanning of everything from the smallest postal items to large industrial pallets
  • Our certified aviation security officers conform to standards in accordance with regulations VO (EG) 300/2008 and VO (EU) 2015/1998
  • Explosive Trace Detection Machines (ETDs) in Frankfurt and Cologne

Tunnel dimension:

Frankfurt: 1,470 mm x 1,820 mm
Hamburg: 1,800 mm x 1,800 mm
Cologne: 1,470 mm x 1,820 mm

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SPECIAL SERVICES

CUSTOMS CLEARANCE

IMPORT CLEARANCE.
GERMAN-WIDE.

With our Air Hub Frankfurt, we find ourselves right at the most important European hub for third-country goods — Frankfurt Airport. As an AEO-certified service provider, we offer you fast and straightforward German-wide import clearance.

  • Approved custom-bonded warehousing and storage facilities for complete and professional customs clearance from a single source
  • Status as authorised consignee and consignor, allowing us to send and receive goods within transit procedures
  • Efficient further transport of bonded goods or Community goods through the seamless supply to our Europe-wide transport network
  • Import clearance for other German cities upon reques

TERMINAL LOGISTICS

AIRPORT SHOP DELIVERY IN FRANKFURT.
DIRECTLY FROM YOUR STORAGE FACILITY TO YOUR SHOP. ONE-STOP SHOP.

No more expensive individual journeys with long controls – a service partner for all deliveries to airport shops at Frankfurt Airport. Take advantage of our special access options.

  • Special-purpose vehicles with height adapted for basement access to airport premises
  • Consolidation of shop consignments within the airport
  • Permanent, qualified drivers
  • First-class service with SOVEREIGN expertise

LOCAL TRAFFIC

HIGH QUALITY.
EVEN ON SHORT-HAUL ROUTES.

Neutral local transport around Hamburg and Frankfurt airports. From small packages to 16-tonne machine parts.

  • 100 per cent B2B: exclusive and satellite-controlled, online tracking
  • Permanent, safety-trained drivers
  • Lorries with customs seal approval, dangerous goods transportation
  • SOVEREIGN Direct is a regulated agent
  • Direct tariff Hamburg and surrounding area

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THERMO TRANSPORT

GDP-QUALIFIED PHARMA SHIPMENTS.
FOR MEDICATIONS AND MORE.

We are your reliable partner when it comes to the transportation of sensitive goods. Our particular strengths in this field lie in the urgent and special transport of pharmaceutical products, foodstuffs and valuable freight with a big adherence to delivery schedules.

  • We provide you with our temperature-controlled 3.5 tonne Sprinter vans for individual special transport, regular trips or long-term use
  • GDP-qualified through the EIPL
  • Operating range of -30°C to +30°C
  • Telematics with external transport monitoring
  • Europe-wide deployment (location: FRA)