Hellmann and UTLC ERA extend cooperation on iron-silk road

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and the United Transport and Logistics Company – Eurasia Rail Alliance (UTLC ERA) have signed a letter of intent to expand their cooperation on the iron silk road. UTLC ERA is a rail container service providing transport between Europe and China, created as a logistics joint venture amongst the state railways of Kazakhstan, Belarus and Russia. In 2018, UTLC ERA’s volume totalled 280,500 TEU.

Since April 2019 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has significantly increased its volumes on the iron silk road with the transportation of over 8,000 vehicles annually from Bremerhaven to Chongqing for a German car manufacturer. Therefore, this letter of intent strengthens the partnership between the two companies to further develop effective container transports between Europe and China and increase rail cargo capacities sustainably in the coming year.

“Thanks to UTLC ERA’s support, we have been able to fulfil the new transport contract for finished cars to China very successfully in the past two months.” said Matthias Magnor, Chief Operating Officer of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. 

“UTLC ERA is now our customers’ central contact for rail transports through all three countries,“ said Alexy Grom, President of UTLC ERA.

Source: Hellmann Worldwide Logistics