Polish operator launches new rail service to accelerate logistics

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-11 00:26:38|Editor: huaxia

WARSAW, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Polish rail operator PKP Cargo has put a new freight connection between Warsaw and the Baltic port of Gdynia in official use that would accelerate logistics for goods shipped to various countries, including China.

The first train completed a round trip between Gdynia and Warsaw on Friday. This was the first of a regular connection that will run twice per week. The transported goods, including Polish food and industrial products, were loaded in Gdynia onto a ship bound for China. On the way back to Warsaw, the train was loaded with containers of goods that had arrived from China.

Connect Operator, as the intermodal transport service is called, can expand with rising demand. "This is of special importance for intermodal freight transport, the share of which in the market for rail transport is on the rise," Czeslaw Warsewicz, chief executive officer (CEO) of PKP Cargo, was cited as saying in the company's announcement.

"It's an important segment, and we will therefore strive to expand our competitive advantage in intermodal transport," he said. Intermodal transport has risen to be 15 percent of PKP Cargo's business.

Connect Operator already runs lines between the port city of Gdansk and the mining region of Silesia since June, with further connections to Brest in Belarus and Piacenza in Italy. Enditem