DB Schenker Rail Polska: New regular train between Germany and Poland as from January
Warsaw/Berlin - As from January 2010, DB Schenker Rail Polska S.A. will offer rail freight customers a new international product in cooperation with DB Schenker Rail Deutschland AG: a new through train - the Silesia Line - will run twice per week between the city of Seddin in Brandenburg and central business locations in the south of Poland (Silesia). The new train will bundle previous products and reduce transport times in Poland roughly by half. Instead of the previous two weeks, the trains will now run on the basis of fixed timetables and will spend only seven days in Poland, where they will call, amongst other things, at Wroclaw Gadów, Kedzierzyn Kozle, Gliwice and Jaworzno-Szczakowa.
“After a lead time of just six months since the takeover of our Polish company, this train proves that we are successfully cooperating on the development of new rail products. The Silesia Line is an important step towards developing an efficient rail network for our company in Poland,” stressed Dr. Alexander Hedderich, Chairman of DB Schenker Rail, in a presentation given to business enterprises and partners in Warsaw on Thursday evening. He explained that DB had made targeted investments in Poland to exploit the potential of this major economic and transport market and offer customers logistics services on an international network from one single source.
Taking stock of the integration process since the acquisition of DB Schenker Rail Polska S.A in July, Hedderich stated that he was pleased with the progress that had been made to date: “The basis for the successful restructuring of the former PCC Logistics Group and the PTK Holding is the recent appointment of the new management, headed by Mieczyslaw Olender, an experienced manager, and the jointly planned management structure. DB Schenker Rail Polska S.A. has coped well in this difficult business year.”
Addressing other companies in the transport market such as PKP Cargo, Mieczyslaw Olender, CEO of DB Schenker Rail Polska, assured them that the corporate strategy was aimed at raising rail’s share of the transport market as a whole. “Attracting a substantial volume of freight from road to rail is something that the railways can only achieve as a concerted effort, despite their competitive positions.”
Other members of the DB Schenker Rail Polska management are Marek Staszek (Finance), Adam Czernik (Production/Asset Management), Zbigniew Pucek (Industrial Railways/Sidings) und Toralf Müller (Sales).
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