DB Cargo Polska a partner A.P. Moller - Maersk - development of rail freight transport on the north-south axis

DB Cargo Polska in cooperation with A.P. Moller-Maersk, one of the largest container shipowners in the world, connects Polish ports with the south of the country. The rail container service is carried out on the route between DCT Gdansk and Schavemaker terminal in Kąty Wrocławskie.

(4 August 2020 ) In cooperation with A.P. Moller – Maersk, DB Cargo Polska has launched a regular Gdańsk DCT terminal - Kąty Wrocławskie Schavemaker Terminal - Gdańsk DCT terminal container connection. Trains run three times a week and handle only containers transported by AP.P. Moller – Maersk, unloaded from feeder connections and from ships that connect Gdańsk with Far East Ports.

The train timetable corresponds to time when ships owned by the partner arrive at the port in Gdańsk. The rail service, combined with the transport of dispatch to and from terminal organized by the partner, offers the customers the possibility to send and receive goods without having to organize the overland transport on their own.

“The fact that DB Cargo has been entrusted with the rail container services by one of the largest sea shipowners in the world – so important for the development of the north – south corridor, is an expression of trust and confidence in the quality of services we render – says Paweł Pucek, Member of the Management Board for Sales of DB Cargo Polska. I am happy we will have the opportunity to cooperate and together to develop a complex intermodal offer designed for customers for whom not only punctuality and safety are significant factors of choice but also ecology as rail transport produces several dozen lower carbon footprint than other means of transport.”

A.P. Moller – Maersk represented in Poland by Maersk Polska, for twenty years already has been contributing to the development of the Polish international trade by opening next connections with the largest European and world ports. The portfolio of the company includes two services: AE10 and AE19 that connect Polish and Baltic ports with the Far East ports.

Being a part of DB Cargo, the leading freight rail carrier in Europe, DB Cargo Polska has been developing a network of freight rail connections in Poland for a decade already. Today, with 8.41% share in transported volume and 10.44% share in transport performance, the company holds the second position on the Polish market of rail intermodal transports.