- 22. April 2015
Polzug Connects New Terminal to its Transport Network and Boosts Competitiveness
From June, the HHLA rail operator, Polzug, will be including the inland terminal in Wroclaw, southern Poland, to its transport network with several weekly train connections. This partnership will increase the company’s flexibility and competitiveness and will strengthen its domestic Polish traffic in particular. In 2014, this was already the main driver of growth at Polzug.
Starting in June, three trains a week initially will shuttle between Polzug’s main container hub in Poznan and the inland terminal in Wroclaw, some 200 kilometres south. This facility is operated by Schavemaker, a Dutch logistics and transport company. In 2014, it handled approximately 30,000 standard containers (TEU) and has a storage capacity of approximately 3,000 TEU. It is conveniently situated close to the A4 motorway. Polzug can now offer its customers a comprehensive range of services at this partner terminal, too, ranging from customs clearance to EDI reporting and depot services. Furthermore, the terminal is excellently suited for heavy goods, and is also used by Schavemaker for handling its own shipments.
“The terminal in Wroclaw is a great addition to our transport network. Our customers benefit from the tried-and-tested Polzug service quality that we offer them there. Connecting this terminal to our transport network is particularly attractive for customers who have previously accessed the German and Polish seaports by road. Our partnership with Schavemaker provides us with greater flexibility and cuts our fixed costs. That, in turn, makes us more competitive,” says Peter Plewa, Managing Director of Polzug.
“We are delighted about the partnership with Polzug. This is a partner that we can grow with. This year, 2015, we intend to expand the terminal in Wroclaw substantially: there will be new tracks designed for block trains, gantry cranes for efficient container handling and more storage capacity. Plus, we can use the Polzug network for our own shipments,” says Rico Schavemaker, CEO and owner.
The HHLA rail company, Polzug Intermodal, offers its customers intelligent transport and logistics solutions from the north German and Polish seaports, as well as Rotterdam and Antwerp, to the five most important economic centres in Poland. The company operates its own three inland terminals in Poland, including the hub terminal in Poznan.
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is a leading port logistics group in Europe. With its Container, Intermodal and Logistics segments, HHLA is positioned vertically along the transport chain. Efficient container terminals, high-capacity transport systems and a full range of logistics services form a complete network between the overseas port and its European hinterland.