Kombiverkehr KG ventures to Romania and Greece
Cooperation with Intercontainer Austria and using the hub Wels opens new trade lanes to Southeastern Europe for Kombiverkehr KG
Kombiverkehr KG (Frankfurt) completes its offering for intermodal rail transport from Germany to Eastern and Southeastern Europe v. v. by adding links from Rostock, Neuss, Duisburg and Ludwigshafen to Romania and Geece. In cooperation with the combined transport operator Intercontainer Austria (ICA) they will use a block train concept that uses the Upper Austrian hub Wels to bundle the goods flows.
Swap bodies, semitrailers and containers coming from or going to Germany are then loaded to trains with one destination. One direct train is operated in both directions once per week between Wels and the Railport Arad, which is situated at the Romanian-Hungarian border in Curtici. Moreover direct trains between Wels and Thessaloniki in northern Greece will be operated once weekly in the initial stage.
„We take the usual way of market expansion for our customers. In the first stage we allow for the efficient combination of block trains to new destinations thanks to a central gateway. If demand increases further, we will step up the frequency of departures and hence increase the capacities on the routes to Romania and Greece“, explains Kombiverkehr manager Robert Breuhahn.