Ekol Logistics has announced it will launch its own operations under Ekol Nordics in Sweden in January 2018.
The move means Sweden will become the 16th country where Ekol has established its own operations.
Jarmo Halonen, Regional Director of Ekol Nordics, commented: “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.”
Ekol Nordics also plans to start short sea services to and from the Mediterranean in the second half of 2018.
As for customer verticals, the focus for Ekol will be the retail, automotive, electronics, paper and wood sectors.
Wojciech Brzuska, General Manager Ekol Europe, remarked: “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 Ekol block trains 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. This train connection connects Nordic countries by intermodal way with South Europe and Turkey.”
Halonen added: “We start with our office in the Nordics in Gothenburg, Sweden, from where we can support the whole Nordic market development. In the next 2 years we aim to have 30 employees and our target is to reach €30m yearly turnover by the end of 2020.”
Source: Ekol Logistics
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