Samskip aims for more multimodal development in Czechia and Slovakia
The next stop for Samskip is the market of Czechia and Slovakia. The logistics company opened an office in Prague to extend its multimodal network in the CEE region and attract more shippers.
“In Czechia and Slovakia, we want to develop partnerships with shippers that are keen to explore the opportunities that Samskip offers their supply chains”, said Filip Chajęcki, Samskip’s general manager in Central Eastern Europe. The move will also be combined with the company’s establishment in Poland, and Samskip will use Gdansk as the central hub for operations in the wider region.
An active year for Samskip
2023 has been kind to the logistics company, which has seen many projects developing in the first six months. Duisburg has been one of the hubs on which the company has focused its attempts to expand its network. One of the most critical developments concerns the operation of the Logport III terminal in duisport. The company established a joint venture with TX Logistik and duisport–the Ziel Terminal, in which it holds the majority of shares (49.8 per cent).
Additionally, in early May, the company made two additions to its Duisburg network. First came the addition of Denmark with the launch of a rail freight service going to Padborg, operated by TX Logistik. This rail link can also stretch to Padua, Italy, through another route operated by TX Logistik. Additionally, a couple of days later, Samskip upgraded the Kaunas-Duisburg service operated with the help of LTG Cargo which now runs four times per week.
Before those, Samskip had launched two more new services from Duisburg. One to Verona, Italy, in mid-April, also operated by TX Logistik. The other one, to Macon, in France, was launched at the end of February and is operated by Delta Rail.