MSC links Polish ports and Silesia with new intermodal service
MSC, the Switzerland-based world’s largest shipping line, is continuing to develop its rail freight services. It has recently launched a new connection from and to the Polish ports of Gdynia and Gdańsk. The intermodal service provides the reliable delivery of containers to and from Sławków, an important hub in Silesia.
MSC’s new container train is running four times per week in each direction: two times to/from the BCT terminal in the Port of Gdynia and two times to/from the DCT terminal in the Port of Gdańsk. The first southbound connection departed from Gdynia on 30 November, while the northbound service performed its maiden trip on 2 December. With a transit time of 12 hours per voyage, MSC offers a fast and reliable option for moving boxes across Poland as well as linking the northern and southern parts of the country.
Advantages of new service
The new intermodal service between Poland’s Baltic ports and Silesia is another efficient example of rail-sea synergy. MSC is responsible for both legs of the supply chain, giving the customers a single point of contact for the entire journey. Moreover, the shipping line provides several other advantages with the Baltic-Silesia link. First, it is connected with MSC’s maritime services thanks to a fixed schedule. Second, it has no commodities and volumes limitations. And the third advantage is to choose between the two maritime terminals.