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4/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

Chinese expansion of PKP CARGO

On Tuesday, April 10th, 2017 in Shanghai, the President of PKP CARGO Maciej Libiszewski and the President of Worldwide Logistics Group Jacky Lim signed the agreement to tighten cooperation which would enable PKP CARGO to be established in China. The agreement is a implementation of the company's development strategy focused on building a strong position of the Polish transport trademark on the international market.

- To be valued on the international logistics market, we should take part in creation and development of global multimodal door-to-door supply chains from China to Europe, not only through our Central Europe logistics but also through active engagement in Chinese market, which is one of the world's largest global trade exchange. In this context, the presence of PKP CARGO in China strengthens the company's position on the Eurasian railway transport market - stresses President Maciej Libiszewski. According to the company's strategy, the Company has a chance to become a global logistics operator by 2020. The agreement signed in Shanghai is another step, which gets Polish Carrier closer to achieve this goal. It is the result of business talks, meetings and analysis conducted with the PKP CARGO Management Board and Chinese partners for many months.

"For years we have been paying close attention to the Chinese market, and we came to the conclusion that only through presence in this market can we gain competitive advantage that will allow PKP CARGO to become a global operator. Nonetheless, it was important, that PKP CARGO's expansion in such a large logistic market was thoroughly considered and economically justified. Hence the decision to cooperate with a recognized Company WWL, through which PKP CARGO will soon be able to present our business offer in more than 30 major logistics areas in China – adds CEO Mr. Libiszewski.

It would not be possible to sign the agreement without the active support and involvement of representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Beijing and the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Shanghai, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction. Signing the agreement fits the schedule for activities of Polish and Chinese companies the strategic partnership inaugurated under the brand “China Europe Railway Express” launched in June 2016 at the PKP CARGO container terminal in Warsaw by the President of the Republic of Poland  Mr. Andrzej Duda and the President of China Mr. Xi Jinping.

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