LTG Cargo Polska grows fleet with the help of Ermewa
Ermewa sealed the deal with LTG Cargo Polska for the provision of 40 Sgmmns container wagons. The wagons will be leased and are suitable for transporting 40-foot containers. They will be mainly used on the route from Lithuania to Duisburg, which is becoming increasingly popular for LTG and its subsidiary.
“The addition of these 40 container wagons from Ermewa enhances our operational efficiency and enables us to increase the volume of our freight transport services in response to the growing customer demand”, stated Michał Szlendak, CEO of LTG Cargo Polska. On the other hand, for Ermewa, the partnership is another strategic move towards expanding in Poland and the intermodal market, according to its deputy manager Cyrille Guyon.
LTG’s Polish subsidiary grows
LTG Cargo established its Polish subsidiary in 2020 when it signed a joint activity agreement with PKP Cargo for intermodal transportation to diversify its operations and reach international markets. In the same context, it opened a Ukrainian subsidiary as well. In early 2022 LTG Cargo Polska acquired new locomotives from the Polish manufacturer PESA Bydgoszcz, while around the same time, the company was allowed by Polish authorities to operate trains with its own drivers.
In the beginning, the company’s development seemed slow. LTG Cargo indeed wanted to diversify its operations, but its goals were unclear. That was until the war in Ukraine started, and LTG decided to stop all Russia-related business and turn to Western Europe. Since then, the Lithuanian company has launched several services to Poland and Germany–the flagship being Kaunas–Gdansk-Duisburg and the most recent Kaunas-Pruszkow-Slawkow.
LTG Cargo Polska has a very active role in these services since it undertakes transport from the Lithuanian border towards the West via Poland. With the latest wagons’ addition, the company strengthens its fleet with a clear focus on sustaining its recently established but steadily growing transport links towards Western Europe.