PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL has opened a new direct railway line connecting the Turkish port of Halkali on the European side of Istanbul with the newly opened terminal in Kolin, Czech Republic.

New regular intermodal line PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL

The companies of the PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL group carry out transportations for the Turkish logistics service provider based on the intermodal solutions MARS Logistics in the Hungarian, Slovak and Czech sectors.

The trains will mainly carry parts for the automotive industry, according to the railway magazine Railway Supply, citing Nakolei Pl.

According to the carrier, the first train left Khalkala on June 20, 2021 and arrived in Kolin on June 24, 2021, and on June 26, 2021 set off on the return route and arrived in Khalkala on July 1, 2021. According to the operator, by the end of August 2021 the number of trains will be increased to three per week. This is a requirement of MARS Logistics.

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PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL has a large fleet of more than 150 locomotives and 4,500 wagons, which it uses both for its own needs and leases to third parties.

In the Czech Republic, it has its own open intermodal transshipment terminal Paskov, which operates 60 railway sidings and has a length of over 330 km, with about 1,800 employees.

The operator operates throughout Europe, where it provides comprehensive transport, logistics and forwarding services in various industries and sectors, using important European ports and terminals.


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