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cargo-partner announces new intermodal services between Europe and Türkiye

Driver shortages and border connections are said to be factors behind the launch of the service.

cargo-partner has announced that it is now offering intermodal services to and from various countries within Europe, including Türkiye, the UK and Ireland.

In a press release, the company says it had made the move in response to the ongoing truck driver shortage and frequent road congestion at European borders.

Cargo-partner says its intermodal transport solutions utilise 45 ft pallet wide containers and 13.6 m tilt trailers leveraging rail for the main transit leg and ensuring that goods move without transloading between transport modes.

Commenting on the announcement, Vladislav Kovačovský, Corporate Product Manager Intermodal at cargo-partner, said:

“The efficiency and reliability of intermodal logistics make it an ideal choice for various industries. Industries such as fashion, electronics, automotive, and general industrial goods benefit significantly from its cost-effectiveness and reduced environmental footprint. Our integrated approach combines road and rail transport, delivering a sustainable alternative that reduces road congestion and ensures smooth transport processes.”

According to cargo-partner, the need for such innovative solutions was prompted by current logistical bottlenecks, such as the recent line of trucks at the Hamzabeyli/Kapetan Andreevo border between Türkiye and Bulgaria. Such delays, it is said, underscore the need for alternative transport methods to circumvent growing congestion and border crossing challenges.

cargo-partner’s release states that the company’s intermodal services include flexible routing options with frequent departures to and from Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Türkiye as well as Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. In addition, Belgium and the Netherlands are used as gateways for providing further transport services to the UK and Ireland.