PKP Cargo enters road freight market

2022/01/13 at 5:00 PM

Poland’s largest rail freight operator PKP Cargo is planning to enter quite a new market. The company intends to start road haulage operations in January 2022. With launching the new service, it will intensify freight traffic between the Baltic and Balkan states running via Poland.

PKP Cargo Connect GmbH, the Hamburg-based logistics subsidiary of the PKP Cargo Group, is arranging its first road haulage service. It will be devoted to moving groupage freight from the Baltic states to Central and Southern Europe, namely between Vilnius and Budapest. The road freight service will have two intermediate stops at transhipment terminals in Warsaw and Gliwice. As for the transit time, the delivery takes three days for southbound connections and four days for northbound connections. The initial shipment will be announced later this month.

Truck branded in PKP Cargo Connect livery, source: Railmarket

“Our offer of road connections dedicated to groupage loads is addressed directly to producers who import or export products in the Three Seas region between the Baltics and the Balkans. Today’s trade turnover and good economic situation are conducive to the development of business, especially international business. That is why we are offering to domestic companies and we want to encourage them to use the new groupage line, which is a great complement to our possibilities of transporting general cargo from Poland to Germany and Scandinavia. Thanks to this service, we want to develop a network of connections and even better serve our current and future customers,” said Ɓukasz Strzelecki, member of the management board of PKP Cargo Connect GmbH.

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