More intermodal connections with Ekol Logistics

The company still executes the strategy to offer more and more intermodal connections in Europe

More intermodal connections with Ekol Logistics

Ekol Logistics is developing new intermodal connections along the “Silk Road” and in Europe. In line with this objective the company has opened a new train service between China and Hungary. Weekly trains started at the end of April from Yiwu to Mahart Container Terminal in BUdapest.

Ekol Logistics is planning new, more direct routes that will be announced in May and will connect Budapest with other Chinese cities. It is planning to have 8 train connections from China to Europe, so more services not only to Budapest but also other European cities are in pipeline. The company organizes transport in the territory of the EU with Deutsche Bahn (DB), whilst the customs clearance in Budapest and the distribution of the goods to European destinations are arranged by own assets of Ekol Logistics.

Ahmet Musul, Chairman of Ekol Logistics: “We are proud to be pioneers offering transport solutions for delivering goods from China to Hungary directly. Our solution is not only ecological but also very good for our customers as it allows them to build their competitive advantage. It is a really good alternative competing with the longer transit time of maritime transport and with the more expensive air. The Hungarian Tax and Customs Administration (NAV) and several Hungarian customs agents have been working for months to become a customs and commodity distribution center for Chinese goods in Europe. Its history shows that the ‘Silk Road’ has always been able to make and operate successful businesses.”

Thanks to this train Ekol can connect other European countries to China. It is also planning to open its own company in China and to introduce direct China – Turkey train still this year. In September a new block train between Trieste and Zeebrugge, Belgium, will start operating. This will be the first direct connection between the Mediterranean and the North Sea.

Also in September Ekol Logistics intends the launch block trains between Budapest and Duisburg, Germany.