Polish expansion for Montecchi & Co.
Transmec launched a new intermodal train between Oradea (Romania) and Lodz (Poland). Its partner P&O Ferrymasters ordered 600 new 45’ pallet wide high-cube containers
Transmec Group of Campogalliano (Modena), Italy is expanding its successful intermodal services by launching a new route.
The first train to Lodz, in central Poland, departed from Oradea, Romania, on March 20th, Beginning with one round trip per week, the service will be increased with a second departure running from May. The transit time is 37-38 hours in both directions.
“Demand for intermodal continues to grow. Last year we moved 13,000 intermodal shipments to and from Romania with a high average fill rate of the trains” Managing director of Transmec Group, Danilo Montecchi. “Oradea, our private terminal jointly owned with P&O Ferrymasters, is a superb facility that provides a price-competitive and eco-friendly gateway to important growth markets. Our ongoing investment is enabling us to run more services across Europe.”
The Italian company is established in Poland with a branch located in Tychy, where its subsidiary Transmec Poland sp.zo.o. is based.
Its partner P&O Ferrymasters ordered 600 new 45’ pallet wide high-cube containers
“The multi-million euro investment is key to the company’s strategic growth plan and will allow continued growth of new routes and services across Europe and Asia, with the containers being added to the existing fleets in the second half of 2019” stated P&O Ferrymasters when they illustrated the order for 600 new 45’ pallet wide high-cube containers, just placed.
In 2018 P&O Ferrymasters had announced an order for 700 new 45’ pallet wide high-cube containers and 240 new 45’ swap body units to add to its significant pan-European network and rapidly growing Mediterranean based businesses. This additional order will bring P&O Ferrymasters’ total capacity to 4,000 containers units and 2,000 trailers.
“This infrastructure will play a crucial role supporting the company’s competitive services across Europe and its new routes connecting Western Europe with Eastern Europe, Turkey and beyond. P&O Ferrymasters will continue to expand its routes from Western Europe through to Asia by developing hubs such as its own rail terminal in Oradea, Romania, and by continuing to invest in its transport assets” stated Wim Blomme, Intermodal Director at P&O Ferrymasters.
The company serves 21 strategic locations in 13 countries across the continent, operating integrated road, rail and sea links via a fleet of more than 5,000 trailers and containers.
P&O Ferrymasters also owns a rail terminal in the Romanian city of Oradea, which facilitates the onward movement of goods to Britain from Asian countries via the Silk Road. The company is a division of P&O Ferries, which sails on eight major routes between Britain, France, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Holland and Belgium. It operates more than 20 vessels which carry 10 million passengers, 1.6 million cars and 2.2 million freight units every year.