Since the beginning of June PKP CARGO has a freight forwarder in Germany – the PKP CARGO Connect GmbH with its headquarters in Hamburg. Its main task is to focus on intermodal, maritime and road freight transport. The new company covers also the operation of a customs office. The German PKP CARGO Connect division is already operational, has already customers and is actively searching for new orders.
- Running your own shipping company in the country with the biggest economy in the European Union is for the PKP CARGO Group an unprecedented event - says Grzegorz Fingas, member of the PKP CARGO Board for trade matters. – This way we want to develop the Group's activities on subsequent markets and gain customers. The new company will naturally use the transport potential of PKP CARGO - adds Grzegorz Fingas.
Initially, the German freight forwarder from the PKP CARGO Group will focus on attracting customers in Europe. Its key markets will be Poland, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia, however the experiences in freight forwarding and competences of the Group give strong predispositions to expand the activity on the whole area of the old continent.
Hamburg is an important city on the logistics map of Europe, with the largest sea port in Germany and at the same time, the second largest in Europe. Having its registered seat precisely in this city will help acquire new customers and expand into new markets.
- The access to the German market represents a huge opportunity for us to further increase the scale of operations. The launch of a shipping company in Germany is a consequence of the development of PKP CARGO. We have the experience and competences in the field of freight forwarding; we want to use them to grow on foreign markets - says Iwona Skurzewska, Member of the Board of PKP CARGO CONNECT.
The activities of the new company cover also the operation of a customs office. PKP CARGO Group has experience in handling customs and fiscal checks of their customers.
Freight forwarding is a business consisting in organizing the transport of goods. In the course of its activities as a freight forwarder, the company offers also a number of additional services.
PKP CARGO Connect is a company operating within PKP CARGO Group and is responsible, among others, for intermodal transport services, as well as national and international rail bound transport services.