PKP Cargo Connect launches new rail route to Turkey

PKP CARGO CONNECT and Turkish Logitrans launch a new operator connection on the Poland – Turkey route, informs railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to PKP Cargo

PKP Cargo Connect launches new rail route to Turkey
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The first train on the route Gliwice – Izmit – Gliwice will start in May. Details and final terms of cooperation were agreed at a meeting in Istanbul with the participation of representatives of PKP CARGO CONNECT and Logitrans. Logitrans is a leading logistics brand in a region mainly covering Asia, including Russia, Kazakhstan and other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Baltic States and Central Europe. “This is a great commercial success, and we hope for business success,” comments Ivan Ruzhbaki, President of PKP CARGO CONNECT.

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The scope of cooperation between the parties should include the commissioning of a train on the Gliwice – Izmit – Gliwice route within the framework of the operator connection network project, which is a permanent offer of PKP CARGO CONNECT. Izmit is one of the most important cities on the economic map of Turkey, a large port located about 100 km from Istanbul, on the eastern coast of the Sea of ​​Marmara. Permanent service on this route will operate once a week in both directions, with the first train leaving in early May 2021.

PKP CARGO CONNECT representatives see significant development potential in the connections between Poland and Turkey. “We are ready to increase the number of trains to two per week by the end of the year,” says Michal Gileta, manager of intermodal transportation of the company. – It will depend on the interest of customers in our new intermodal service.

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