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New rail connection between East and West

New rail connection between East and West

A new railway connection between the Eastern and Western parts of Europe is now available, facilitating the way cargo travels through Europe and beyond.

The cities of Moerdijk (The Netherlands) and Wroclaw (Poland) are connected via rail, with the total travel time between the two estimated to take freight forwarders 30 hours. The operator, Schavemaker Logistics and Transport made the official announcement.

Schavemaker also operates the Kąty Wrocławskie terminal, which is located in the South of Poland and approximately 10 km from the city of Wrocław. Kąty Wrocławskie is also strategically located to routes going towards Central and Western European countries, as well as Asia. The terminal in Kąty Wrocławskie went through extension work in 2018, for its inland rail terminal, to handle more trains and increase storage capacity. Meantime, the Port of Moerdijk is building a second rail terminal and extending its rail tracks to handle 740-metre long trains.

As of now, two trains travel between Moerdijk and Wroclaw, with one leaving the Polish terminal on Monday afternoon and another departing on Tuesday evening from The Netherlands.

The new rail link is considered reliable and able to reduce travel times.