Ekol introduces a new block train service between Hungary and Germany

In line with its objective to develop more intermodal connections in Europe, Ekol Logistics has introduced a new block train service between Budapest, Hungary and Cologne, Germany.

The service will run three times per week with departures every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Ákos Kovács, Country Manager, Ekol Hungary, commented: “We are very happy to open this new dedicated train as thanks to it we can connect CEE with Germany, Benelux, France and the UK. It is worth stressing it is the first company train in Hungary operated by a 3PL company. So far only public trains have been used in this connection.”

The train will be composed of double pocket wagons, to carry 32 mega-trailers or 45′ units, and 60′ container wagons which are suitable for 20′ and 30′ containers.

Ekol now operates block trains connecting Trieste with Kiel, Trieste with Cologne, Trieste with Ludwigshafen, Trieste with Ostrava and Sete with Paris. The company operates 48 dedicated block trains per week.

Source: Ekol Logistics