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Ekol opens in Poznan, Poland

[ February 20, 2017   //   ]

Following its entry into the Polish market in May 2015, Turkish-owned Ekol Logistics has opened another warehouse in the country, at Koninko near Poznań.

It is a cross-dock warehouse for international groupage transports, near the A2 east-west motorway and close to a railway terminal as it is a part of the company policy to offer a wide range of intermodal services. It offers 2,100sq m of space and seven loading ramps. There is also a logistics warehouse with potential to install a high-storage racking system, says branch manager, Marcin Trawczyński.

Ekol specialises in intermodal transport and already operates 48 dedicated train trips weekly between Trieste and Cologne, Kiel or Ludwigshafen in Germany, Trieste and Ostrava in Czechia and also between Paris and Sete in France.

Poland country manager, Artur Pohl, added that Poznań is Ekol’s second investment in a cross-dock in Poland. He said: “ In 2017 we will also open a warehouse in Wrocław. We have five branches in Poland  already in: Sosnowiec, Poznan, Wrocław, Łódź and Warsaw, in next few weeks we will open also a sixth in Tychy.

Shipments sent from Turkey or Greece to Poland are transported by ferry  from Istanbul to Trieste and then by train to Ostrava from where they are transported by road to Sosnowiec. There are currently eight regular weekly rail connections between Ostrava and Trieste.

Ekol is planning to enter new countries over the next few months and will also open more branches in existing territories including Poland, Spain, Bulgaria and Romania.

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