Girteka launches new European multimodal service

Girteka launches new European service

Girteka has established new multimodal transportation services from Finland to Germany.

In a strategic collaboration with Finnlines and Transfennica, Girteka is providing services from Hanko in Finland to Rostock and Lubeck in Germany, crossing almost 1,000 kilometres over the Baltic Sea.

According to Girteka, the unique model allows for trailers to be left at one port and a new one to be collected at the destination, optimising cargo turnover, and reducing idle times.

By facilitating shorter, more localised routes, the service aims to reduce its environmental impact and elevate Girteka’s drivers’ comfort and job satisfaction

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“By strategically transferring a portion of road freight in the direction from Finland to Germany through sea routes, we not only alleviate the pressure on heavily congested highways but also contribute significantly to lowering CO2 emissions,” said Adele Lasionytė, Head of the Business Unit at Girteka.

“So far with this new service, we managed to save more than 330 thousand kg of CO2 emissions, covering 350 thousand of kilometres.”

Late last year, representatives from Estonia and Finland signed a Green Corridor Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to assure and expedite the development of a marine green corridor between Helsinki and Tallinn.

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