European Cargo Logistics (ECL), an associated company of Lübecker Hafen-Gesellschaft mbH (LHG), and DSV Road AB, a part of DSV – Global Transport and Logistics, are adding the Moravia Shuttle to their intermodal network. The cargo station of Zajeci in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic is now the most easterly destination in the ECL network.
“Our Czech partners have specially prepared the terminal in Zajeci for this connection. Until recently, only steel was handled here”, explains Tobias Behncke, who is responsible for ECL’s intermodal division.
The initial frequency of two weekly departures is to be doubled early next year and ECL expects to transport 7,000 units on the trains during the first twelve months. These were mostly routed via Poland before.
ECL’s intermodal network is experiencing constant growth. In 2017, the company recorded an increase of 17 per cent compared with the previous year, transporting a good 30,000 cargo units. What is also new this year, is the cooperation with Kombiverkehr on the Duisburg – Lübeck route, reactivating the popular Ruhr Shuttle in the ECL portfolio so as to relieve the highways. The service is linking the Ruhr area and the city of Lübeck by rail eleven times per week and direction.