TransContainer arranges new multimodal service between South Korea and Poland
Subsidies for moving transit containers on the Russian railway network, which were implemented by the country’s government, is a strong incentive for arranging new container trains. They stimulate the Russian companies to create new products and solutions as well as establish more partnerships with foreign partners. TransContainer, a part of Delo Group, is among them. It has organised the new multimodal service between South Korea and Poland.
To launch the connection, TransContainer joined forces with Pantos Logistics, the South Korean logistics provider, and PKP LHS, the Polish rail freight operator. 60 forty-foot boxes were transported by sea between the ports of Busan and Nakhodka. On 3 November they were sent to Sławków by rail. The Nakhodka-Sławków train will cover a distance of 11,215 kilometres for 15 days. On its way to Poland, it will run via Russia by the Trans-Siberian railway and Ukraine. TransContainer plans to organise shipments of this kind on a weekly basis.
Responsibility of partners
Within the joint multimodal service, three partners play their specific roles. First, Panto Logistics delivers boxes to the Port of Busan by trucks, then it provides shipping connection to Russia’s Port of Nakhodka. TransContainer is responsible for moving containers by rail in Russia and Ukraine, from Nakhodka to the Izov station, which is located on the border between Ukraine and Poland. PKP LHS moves the boxes to Sławków by the Broad Gauge Metallurgy Line.