About Middlegate

Middlegate Europe is a modern, dynamic logistics company, with impressive eco - credentials, offering our clients a wide range of services with a personal touch.

We are a family run business established in 1989, now a European market leader in transport and logistics. With offices in Zeebrugge, Kingston upon Hull and Liège offering extensive warehousing and distribution facilities, serving all European destinations with daily short sea connections along with a number of deep sea services.


Kim Notman CEO during his key speech.

The Middlegate team work continuously at engaging with our customers to continually improve our service offering. We firmly believe that providing a high quality and reliable service to all customers is fundamental to the Middlegate ethos, whilst at the same time adding value by helping to streamline and improve the movement, storage and handling of goods.

  • Over €13m invested so far
  • Driven by our customers needs
  • Significant investment funds set aside for future growth
  • Carefully selected network of partners that support operations

G ood business is built by people that are inspired to go the extra mile, we can make it happen, building your own future starts every day when you wake up.

CEO and Owner, Kim Notman

On-Time Delivery 98%

Fuel Efficient Driving 88%

On-Time Loading 99%

NPS (Nett Promoter Score) 70%

About our company

Middlegate Europe is committed to providing excellent service with flexibility, speed and quality assured.

Company life

When asked what's it like working at Middlegate you'd be surprised at how positive our employees are. Established as and still a family run business, we like to take care of our people. We fully support an active and diverse range of events that benefit the whole community in which we operate. We provide modern, healthy workspaces so that our employees can concentrate on what's most important - our customers.

Modern offices provide a healthier and more pleasant environment.

Team building exercises provide opportunities to develop long-lasting friendships.

As a responsible employer we provide all PPE and staff uniforms.

We fully support our staff with their charity events and fund-raisers.

Modern, purpose-built facilities make it easier to serve our customers.

Trained staff are more productive. We promote their professional development.

Our staff are invited to take part in team events such as the Brugge Triathlon.

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Our IT team ensure our systems are fully operational thereby reducing lost packages.

Company History

  • Our first steps

    The first Middlegate Europe NV warehouse in Zeebrugge

    After working together at MAT Transport in Zeebrugge, Charlie and Rosa Notman knew that they could provide a better service. So, on the 16th March, 1989, Middlegate Europe was born. With just two desks and a telex machine, little did they know how successful they would become.

    From their small rented office at the port of Zeebrugge, Charlie and Rosa focussed on the Great British market, and it wasn't long before both full truck loads and part loads were being booked between Belgium and the UK.

    Middlegate Europe Ltd started up not long after, and Charlie Notman and Graham Hague, with two small warehouses, started a groupage service that remains the core business of Middlegate Europe today.

  • Liège Start Up

  • New flagship facility in Kingston upon Hull

    Middlegate Europe and Perpetum Sun, both part of the Middlegate Group and owned by CEO Kim Notman, wanted to officially open the new buildings with the necessary grandeur. With over 3.000.000 pounds of investments in the Hull region in 2012, both companies wanted to emphasize the positive news of job creation and further growth during these hard economic times.

    With customer service being a critical success factor of the Middlegate Group, the strategic approach has proven to deliver the necessary results. And the future looks bright, as both companies plan further investments, with the second new warehouse in Hull already on the drawing board.

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  • New Luxembourg office opened

    Organic growth of the business continues, with an increasing number of clients in the southern part of our core business area. Wishing to untap the potential in this heavily industrialised area, the decision was made to establish a presence in Luxembourg. Arnaud Baillieux was appointed as Chief Commercial Officer in order to use his experience in this area.

  • Sad times

    March 2014 was a dark time for the company, as one of the companies original founders Charlie Notman passed away following a short illness. This much-loved and well-respected Scotsman was the heart and the soul of the company for many years. He will be sadly missed.

  • Middlegate Group celebrate 25 years | Thank You!

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