The AWT group, a member of PKP CARGO, responds to the end of coal mining in Paskov by significantly increasing the number of shipments for the automotive and chemical segments. The company is expanding its service portfolio and striving for a position as a leading provider of rail freight in the shipment of automobiles in Europe.
“AWT is focused on combined transport and shipping products from the automotive and chemical industry with ever greater attention. Only in automotive shipments are we recording a nearly threefold annual increase in the volume of shipments. We have ambitious goals and are taking advantage of synergies with PKP CARGO to become a leading carrier of cars in Europe,” Arkadiusz Olewnik, CEO of the AWT Group outlines their strategy.
The strategy of AWT is to gradually lower its dependence on shipping coal and other solid fuels and to look for new customers for chemical, automotive, agricultural and intermodal shipments. AWT has been shipping cars in cooperation with its parent company PKP CARGO, using the Paskov Terminal, for idle trains.
Terminal Paskov is one of the most important open intermodal terminals in the Czech Republic. Its location in the heart of Europe allows it to make easy and quick connections to important European ports and terminals such as Hamburg, Rotterdam, Bremerhaven, Koper, Trieste or the Czech terminals in Mělník and Lovosice. In addition, the terminal is located close to highways and has a connection to the national rail network, thus providing an important transshipment hub for the automotive industry.
The independent terminal in Paskov is planned to be modernised and doubled in capacity by the end of 2020. “Our vision is for Terminal Paskov to become the main logistics centre of the southern part of the Baltic-Adriatic-North Sea logistics triangle,” says Viktor Bystrian.