METRANS steps foot in Małaszewicze and takes over logistics company

An eastward step from METRANS, which wants to establish its position along the Eurasian corridor passing through Poland and Belarus, saw the acquisition of CL Europort and its logistics centre. “Another strategic partnership was concluded with the rail operator Eurotrans,” said the company.

For METRANS, this is a critical step in expanding its operations towards the east and along the New Silk Road. The location where the logistics centre of CL Europort is located is just “four kilometres away from the Terespol railway crossing and eight kilometres from the Koroszczyn road crossing”, says METRANS.

Old partnership-new hub

“Małaszewicze represents a bridge between the EU member states, Russia and even China,” underlines Peter Kiss, CEO of METRANS. “Our idea for the hub terminal has proven itself, and the new terminal will perfectly complement our intermodal network. A large portion of the international rail transport that goes from here to China already goes via Małaszewicze. We also want to grow further in this segment through our strategic cooperation with Eurotrans,” he added.

Małaszewicze and METRANS’ European network. Source: METRANS

With the acquisition of CL Europort’s facilities, METRANS seems to focus on creating a new hub environment around the busy Eurasian border crossing. However, as mentioned above, this development also strengthens the company’s cooperation with Eurotrans, a railway operator active along the Małaszewicze route. Along with Eurotrans wants to grow METRANS too.

“With its rail transport on Belarusian and Russian routes, the rail operator Eurotrans provides an ideal expansion of the Metrans network. Metrans will use a part of Eurotrans’s capacity to offer new rail products to and from Brest and further east and guarantee the quality of existing services,” concludes METRANS.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Editor at RailFreight.com

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