Intermodal operator Loconi has launched a new container train service connecting the Port of Koper and the Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) in Gdynia, Poland.
Loconi, which operates five container trains between Gdynia and Wroclaw, has partnered with Baltic Rail, which operates three to five trains weekly between Wroclaw and Koper.
The service, named the Baltic-Adriatic Land Bridge, will transport containers between Gdynia, Wroclaw, and Koper.
With a single ticket it will be possible for containers to travel between Gdynia, Wroclaw and Koper, transloading between trains included within the service.
The timing of the 2nd journey will be optimised to ensure cut-off for the target sailing, the Port of Koper said in a statement.
The initiative is supported by both sea terminals – the Port of Koper in Slovenia and BCT in Gdynia.
The solution enables connecting all the key ports in Scandinavia with the key ports in Central and East Mediterranean, worthwhile checking the Red Sea and Gulf area in addition, the port said.
The Port of Koper said in a statement that a usual Oslo-Haifa all-sea service can take around 30 days, whereas a combined sea-land-sea service via Gdynia and Koper will take around 14 days.
“With many ocean, port and logistics services stretched to capacity during these challenging times, moving containers around the world nowadays demands patience, creativity and sharp execution – even more than before,” Port of Koper said.
“So, if you are looking for a new alternative, one idea is to combine solutions that already exist on the market and have the necessary assets and service offerings in place with timetables at key terminals.”