Ekol Logistics keeps growing. Last month the company has announced the fact of entering Bulgaria and in April it entered another European country – the Czech Republic. It is the 13th country where Ekol has established its own facilities.
“Ekol Czech will offer intermodal solutions and road freight, not only FTL but groupage transport as well. It will be possible thanks to using the own wide Ekol network. Apart from the transport we will offer warehousing and customs services. We are planning that Ekol Czech will generate the turnover of EUR 5 million in 2018 and the level of employment at this moment will be close to 40 employees,” says Martin Zalesky, Country Manager, Ekol Czech.
Ekol Czech will open the first branch by end of June in the Prague area and it will reach operational and commercial readiness in the summer. Next step is to open branch in Brno and it is planned for next year.
As the owner of 5 Ro-Ro vessels and the operator of 40 block trains (round trips) per week, Ekol wants to use its environment-friendly services to strengthen its presence in Europe. Ekol in the Czech Republic is also a part of this service as four times per week a train connects Trieste with Ostrava. The plan for 2016 is to increase this number to six. Ekol Czech will develop intermodal transport using train connections within the existing EU lanes and will offer newly-built solutions within the EU territory.