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PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL will transport more semi-trailers with LKW WALTER

PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL will transport more semi-trailers with LKW WALTER
photo: PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL/PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL
11 / 05 / 2021

PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL, an international railway and intermodal carrier from the PKP CARGO Group, the leading logistics operator in Europe, will be transporting more semi-trailers between Paskov Terminal and Italian Verona with the Austrian company LKW WALTER, a major hauler of full truck loads in Europe. The contract was signed for two years.

PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL continues to expand its operations in the European transport market, especially in the North-South corridor. From May of this year, it will carry loads for LKW WALTER in both directions between Terminal Paskov and Terminali Italia in Verona for up to five times a week. PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL has had a successful partnership with this leading European road hauler for many years.

“The growth of intermodal transport in the North-South corridor in Europe is one of our key priorities for the growth of the PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL Group in the European market. This haulage between Paskov and Italian Verona is the second major order we are filling for our long-term partner LKW WALTER. I firmly believe that our successful partnership will continue to grow and the number of trains with semi-trailers will increase in the coming years,” says Maciej Walczyk, Chairman of the Board of Directors of PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL.

The Paskov Terminal is one of the most important open intermodal transshipment depots in Central Europe. It was established in 2007 as one of the first in the Czech Republic. Since then it has been expanded and modernized several times and today it is an integral part of 30 transhipment and container terminals and two logistics centers of the parent Group PKP CARGO.

“The terminal in Paskov is very popular with our customers and we plan to further expand it and increase its capacity. By developing greener combined transport and constantly increasing the number of intermodal trains for our clients, we are supporting the European Union’s long-term strategy to move goods from congested roads and motorways to rail,” adds Maciej Walczyk.

PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL Group, member of PKP CARGO Group, is one of the most important providers of rail freight transport in Europe. It provides comprehensive solutions chiefly to larger industrial companies in Central and Eastern Europe, with an emphasis on the transport of heavy commodities: coal, steel, construction materials and products from the automobile, food and chemical industries.

Key services include long-distance rail transport, intermodal transport, rail freight forwarding, operation of sidings, railway construction and track services, and the lease, repair and cleaning of train wagons, repair and maintenance of locomotives. The heart of the business is the Czech Republic, and PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL makes use of the ideal logistical position of this country. It operates throughout Europe where it provides comprehensive transport, logistics and forwarding services across all industries with connections to important European ports and terminals.

PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL possesses an extensive fleet of more than 150 locomotives and 4 500 wagons, which it uses for its own needs or leases to third parties. In the Czech Republic, it owns open intermodal transport terminal in Paskov, operates 60 rail sidings, owns more than 330 km of its own tracks and employs about 1 800 workers.

Key PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL Group companies are PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL a.s., PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL HU Zrt., PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL SK a.s., Primol-Rail d.o.o. and AWT ROSCO a.s.

In addition to freight transport, the PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL Group also has extensive experience with land reclamation, earthworks, construction and waste disposal through its AWT Rekultivace a.s. company.

LKW WALTER Internationale Transportorganisation AG

LKW WALTER is the leading transport organisation in European full truck load transport. In addition, it serves Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. The family-owned company with its headquarters in Wiener Neudorf near Vienna and a location in Kufstein, Tyrol, organises about 1,600,000 full truck loads per year with its approx. 1,500 employees using modern technology. Since the beginning of the 1980s, LKW WALTER has been developing cost and resource efficient intermodal transport solutions with the modes of transport rail and ship (Short Sea Shipping). In the last 10 years alone, this has doubled the number of transports carried out annually in Combined Transport from approx. 200,000 to 460,000. Thus, the reduction in CO₂ emissions achieved increased to more than 393,000 tonnes in 2020.

 

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