Train loading operations at AGCT
For the first time, a regular train connection between Rijeka, Croatia, through Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT), and Paskov in the Czech Republic has been established.
Emmanuel Papagiannakis, AGCT chief executive officer, commented: “The Czech market is one of the most important markets in Europe with a significant manufacturing hub and consumer market. Currently, there are multiple regular weekly block trains between Rijeka, Serbia, Bosnia and Hungary with extensions for Slovakia. We appreciate that Maersk has launched this initiative adding direct rail services to Czechia. This also confirms the growing significance of AGCT as a gateway for Central Europe and Southeast Europe.”
Launched in May, the Maersk rail service runs up to two times per week. The rail service is operated by ČD Cargo Adria, a subsidiary of Czech freight operator ČD Cargo, the largest railway transport provider in Czech Republic and one of the major rail operators on the Trans-European Network corridor including Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Poland and now expanding in Croatia.
ABOUT ADRIATIC GATE CONTAINER TERMINAL (AGCT)
In March 2011, ICTSI forged a 30-year strategic partnership with Luka Rijeka D.D. for the operation, management, and development of Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT) at the Port of Rijeka, Croatia’s main seaport. (www.ictsi.hr)
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL CONTAINER TERMINAL SERVICES, INC. (ICTSI)
Headquartered and established in 1988 in Manila, Philippines, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is in the business of port development, management and operations. ICTSI’s portfolio of terminals and projects are located in developed and emerging market economies in the Asia Pacific, the Americas, and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Independent with no shipping or consignee-related interests, ICTSI works and transacts transparently with all stakeholders of the supply chain. ICTSI continues to receive global acclaim for its public-private partnerships, which are focused on sustainable development, and supported by corporate social responsibility initiatives. (www.ictsi.com)