Sweden becomes the 16th country in the Ekol network

The integrated logistics company will launch its own operations under Ekol Nordics in January 2018

Sweden becomes the 16th country in the Ekol network

According to the plans and the strategy of becoming one of Europe’s major logistics intermodal providers with its own assets, Ekol Logistics will establish its own operations in Sweden in January 2018. At the beginning the focus of Ekol in this area will be on the retail, automotive, electronics, paper and wood sectors.

“Ekol Nordics will offer international FTL, LTL and groupage transport. At the beginning, we will connect Nordic countries with Turkey, Middle East and other countries where Ekol has its own companies. The next stage will be to have connections with the whole Europe,” says Jarmo Halonen, Regional Director of Ekol Nordics. The company is also planning to start short sea services to and from the Mediterranean region in the second half of 2018.

As the owner of 6 Ro-Ro vessels, 2 ports and the operator of 48 block trains per week, Ekol wants to use its environment-friendly services to strengthen its presence in Europe. The company with more than 7,000 staff is one of Europe’s major logistics providers, boasting distribution centers with 1 million square meters of total indoor space in Turkey, Germany, Italy, Greece, France, Ukraine, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Romania, Hungary, Spain, Poland, Czechia, Bulgaria, Iran,  Slovenia and Sweden.

Ekol decided to open the company in the Nordics to be closer to its customers in this area and meet their  needs even better. It is worth stressing that one of our block train services runs from Trieste, Italy, to Kiel, Germany, and is dedicated for the Nordic volumes. We plan to increase the number of this train in the near future,” says Wojciech Brzuska, General Manager Ekol Europe.