Rotterdam to Poland Supply Chain Strengthened


Schavemaker, a Dutch logistics services provider, has announced the expansion of two railway tracks at its Wroclaw rail terminal, boosting the facility’s cargo-handling capacity.

By enlarging the 2 x 400-metre tracks to 2 x 600-metres, Wroclaw is now capable of handling two trains at one time, and a total of six trains a day.

On October 9, 2018, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen visited the Schavemaker Logistics & Transport terminal, officially opening the extended tracks.

Afshin Mansouri and Stefanos Kokkorikos discuss the movement towards an interconnected shipping ecosystem in a recent Port Technology technical paper

In addition to this, Schavemaker has also revealed that a new direct rail link, between Southern Poland and Moerdijk, will soon be operational, connecting Rotterdam in the Netherlands with the Polish hinterland.

At the outset of the new service, which is expected to launch in May 2019, two container trains will run per week.



Eventually, four trains a week will travel along the railway, reducing the number of container lorries making the road journey by 300 each week.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority and Schavemaker Logistics & Transport are both members of the Linked by Rail consortium, which aims to strengthen rail links and the supply chain across Central and Eastern Europe.

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