Contargo officially opens branch in Poland

Contargo, the German container transport company, officially established its Polish subsidiary Contargo Intermodal Poland. The brand new branch aims to serve the growing container demand in the country. It will be led by managing directors Marcin Czachorowski and Jürgen Albersmann.

November 2021 is the month that the Polish subsidiary of Contargo opened its offices. “This is the next step for us to expand our network in Poland further,” said Jürgen Albersmann. “Through our new branch, we can more easily expand our network in Poland and develop specific services for the Polish market,” he added.

Container repositioning and more

The company operates its own rail freight services and is active between western European ports, north German ports and the European hinterland. In Poland, a crucial part of its operations is the repositioning of empty containers and their one-off transport from the country to other European destinations. Moreover, equally important is the transport of empty containers to the Brest/Malaszewicze terminals, only that this takes place by trucks.

“We can also provide other container transport and handling services on request,” explained Marcin Czachorowski, “but most importantly, we can offer connections to global transport chains via Contargo’s container hinterland network.”

Long history in Poland

The official opening of its Polish subsidiary does not mean that Contargo just entered the Polish market. In fact, the company has been long active in Poland. It started in 2019 by establishing a partnership with Hatrans. The two companies established a joint venture in 2020, with their base being Lodz in central Poland.

On top of that, Contargo is currently planning to build a rail freight terminal in Lodz which will occupy an area of 6,4 hectares. The terminal will be equipped with two gantry cranes and three reach stackers, while it will also have warehousing facilities with space up to 4,000 square metres.

Back in July, we visited Lodz and Contargo’s facilities in Poland. You can watch the discussion the we had with Marcin Czachorowski in the report below, between 4.18 and 6.46. 

Author: Nikos Papatolios

Editor at RailFreight.com

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